Originally Posted by Borski
Cranked the engine with everything back together, and then checked the cylinders and spark plugs were covered in fuel.
This is indicative of a lack of ignition spark or weak spark. An in line spark testing tool is about $7.
Does the engine attempt to "catch" at all during a start? Backfire or cough?
Is this motor belt driven overhead cam, btw? More details on this specific engine please. I believe they used a SOHC or DOHC engine depending on year.