Dont expect high compression on a 65 year old motor. Get a can of seafoam spray and once you get it running for about ten minutes spray seafoam in the
Did you torque the head bolts and flywheel nut to spec?
head bolts 72-96 inch lbs
flywheel nut 30-40 ft lbs
check for bad connection on hot lead around the starter or starter solenoid...i am not sure but i think it picks up the 12v there...
keep in mind
No not yet. I have to buy a feeler gauge and set those points.
I may have a problem, not sure. I hope you can give advice based on my description
I'm a huge fan of the 360, the 3.58 stroke makes for a very torquey engine. Not to mention the marine ones were 260-270 HP each To run them, as Fastjeff