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Simple test on timing, hook a inductive timing light on each of the wires on the bad side and see if it operates the light, if so then at least the wires/distributor is sending spark to the plug.
Pull the plugs and see if they smell like gasoline,, then you know you are getting fuel to the cylinder.
If so, then the problem becomes more involved in checking the actual timing sequence of the cylinders, checking if cam timing is off, etc.
I found the best way of finding a problem is going step by step thru each system, eliminating one thing at a time. Start out easy and then go bigger, and overlook nothing, something stupid like a faulty distributor cap could be the issue.
Let us know.
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