You do need to correct all the chain problems, but
the failure to start may have been caused by your guardian angel -- if it had started and you had reved it a bit too much, the result might have been a lot of expensive damage.
Meanwhile, I wonder if another explanation for the failure to start might be that the ignition is timed 180 distributor and camshaft degrees out of phase (360 crankshaft degrees) so that everything looks right on the timing marks, but the spark is actually firing when each cylinder is at the end of its exhaust stroke rather than its compression stroke. I have encountered this several times in the past 45 years.
Last edited by Fimum Fit; 01-22-2003 at 11:43 AM.