You did take out an intake manifold bolt. The one for the distributor is only about an inch long and is behind the distributor.Thank you both for the responses.
I did confirm the firing order on the distributor cap when I installed the new wires.
I found one 13 mm bolt next to the distributor and removed it, but it didn't have anything like the "y" clamp you showed me pictures of one it.
This one bolt was about 2 or 3 inches long..... Not sure if it was the correct one or not. It was towards the passenger side cylinders (to the left of the distributor). Maybe it was an intake manifold bolt??
My spark tester is lighting up as it turns over, so I am going to say that confirms spark.Is it not Firing at all?
Or just not starting?
Could distributor be 180deg off?
Was distributor ever pulled out?
#1 spark firing on exhaust stroke instead of compression stroke is 180deg off
You would rotate engine to the timing mark again
Rotor in distributor will be pointed at #1 wire OR.......#5 wire
If on #1 lift up distributor and turn rotor to point at #5
If on #5 lift up distributor and turn rotor to point at #1
This changes spark timing 180deg