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Hello folks,

I just purchased/rebuilding a 68 cougar with a 289 engine that has sat for about 5 years. The distributor was missing the cap/points/condenser etc. when I got it so I basically tuned it up and got it started. However I am getting some serious misfires and I have identified a few cylinders that are not firing. I have checked/replaced the wires,plugs etc. and see the cap is firing on the dead cylinders. Any ideas on what to look at next? I thought maybe the timing is off but someone suggested the valves may need adjusting? I would appreciate any help that may lead me in the right direction!

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jda
 

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Do a compression test to see if there are any bad valves or piston rings.
 

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What is your location? Maybe somebody is nearby that can help...
 
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