Hi ya’ll, I’m a 22 y/o with a 1941 Dodge WC-1 pickup. Traditional L-head engine. All original parts. I have timing, spark, new battery, some fuel in carb, but it will not even backfire. Very discouraged as the engine has compression and cranks, but is inconsistent. As in, it cranks twice then stops, cranks 3 times then slows down, or barely makes 1-2 revolutions of the crank. Ran without compression and the bearings are fine. What is there to do? I tried everything, wiring is correct from the shop manual. One thing I notice is battery cables get hot after a bit but the other wires are cold. What should I do? Throw the engine in the trash? Very frustrated, im out of answers. Thanks.