Shane, everyone here has there own way of lighting the beast, take your time and try different ways that have been suggested here, pretty soon you will get the drill down, your own drill. once lit you will have a great time on that 426 beast. don't let it get you down, everyone here has had their own troubles, but you are in the right forum, TT has the best 4 stroke forum around, and some very good people with very good info. KEEP ON KICKING!!! AND KICK IT HARD.