When you turn the key to on, do you hear the fuel pumps buzz for a few seconds? Are you getting spark? Good way of testing is to rest a spark plug on a ground. Way I usually do it is just rest the wire from the coil slightly above one of the valve cover nuts.
Have you tried flooring it while cranking?
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