Originally Posted by lindstromjd
The tach is supposed to move when cranking. If it doesn't, then that's another problem; Cam Position Sensor, or CPS. Motorcraft or IH brand only, NO OTHERS, PERIOD.
I'm going to x2 that you should see what level the fuel tank is showing and if it's anywhere near 1/4 tank, take a 5 gallon tank and put some more fuel into it. Then, see if it will fill up the fuel bowl. If that works, don't ever let the fuel tank get close to 1/4 tank again, unless you feel like dropping it and fixing the fuel pickup, a.k.a. "showerhead".
Not all 97's show tac movement.
Mine didn't and a few others here doesn't.
There is a thread floating around about it.