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Replaced plugs gapped @.035, wires, distributor cap and rotor. Have new distinct miss w/ gas firing out exhaust

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Make sure all of the wires are on good if you have the 4.0 that #1 plug behind the altanator can be tricky, just make sure you hear a click on both ends

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