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Starting 300D engine on the Stand

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I had a guy from wisconsin ship me a 300D Engine. Once i got it the story on the engine, to the best of my recolection, had changed. None-the-less, with apprehension i have proceded to mate it up to my transmission. I put a new intake/exhaust gasket and a valve cover gasket on. I poured a little fluid in tranny and a couple of quarts of oil in just for good measure. I'm just wanting to see if i can get fire. I made make shift tank (like diesel purge) and primed it up. There was a lot of drag on the starter. I pulled it and took it to a parts house. they said it is fine. I then installed and used jumpers from my F-250, still dragging. I doulbed the cables and used a marine battery along with the F-250 cranked. It turned over a little faster, but no pop. I sprayed a little starting fluid but no fire as it was still dragging. I connected a hot wire to a few of the glow plugs one at time to heat it up. I heard the starting fluid fire off in one cylinder. Anyway. I'm not going to let it run, i just want fire before i lower her in. Any suggestions on getting enough juice to her would be great. I have just been giving a little throttle from the injector linkage. There may be something else keeping combustion down. Any help would be greatly appreicated.
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Have you connected the pre glow system at all?
Glow plugs. If they are not operating the engine will not start. What year is the engine? There are two styles of plugs which are handled differently.
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