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Yes, new cap, rotor , plugs, wires, fuel filter from pelican. Also I did check the spark. What about the coil? Maybe it is not as strong anymore. But car does start right up.
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I will go back and check things again today
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After finding my intake gasket leak on the #4 cylinder, I replaced ALL the intake gaskets even though I didn't identify a leak on the 1-3 side. I would highly suggest you go back in and replace those as well. Once I pulled the 1-3 manifold I had an obviously compromised gasket on the #3 cylinder as well.

Your compression numbers are within 7%, which is generally acceptable. I wouldn't have a huge concern with the engine mechanical at this point.

If you had a confirmed leak on the #1 I have little faith the gasket are in any kind of reasonable condition, even if you re-torqued the mounting bolt I still consider them as suspect. Worst case scenario you'll at least have confirmed good intake gaskets.
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I just double checked spark. Bought a cheap online plug tester from harbor freight and I have good consistency with plug and spark. Double checked for a leak in 1-3 intake gaskets again. So sign of a leak. So now after everything, Iím thinking fuel. I did install a new injector, Maybe it is defective. Before I installed it I checked that the plug was a strong 12 v plus. And it was. Not sure how to check for a spray since all are installed in the rail.
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swap injector with another cylinder and see if symptom follows it. You said you confirmed it was squirting fuel so I'm at a loss. You checked all the things it could be.
Did you try swapping plug wires with another cylinder that will reach?
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Well I did two things with the new injector, I put stethoscope on injector and it is clicking fine. Also, when I first installed the new injector it was not seated all the way at first and gas was coming out all over the bottom seal area until I seated it better . I just pulled off number one plug wire again and no change in the way it runs. Pull off any of the others, rpm’s go way down. I guess I’ll swap injectors
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Nick: a longshot and pretty rare, but you might have a bad spark plug in #1. Easy to check; swap plugs w/another cylinder. This fault wouldn't show up w/the spark tester you used.

Had this happen to me in an MG Midget many, many moons ago. Drove me batty (having Lucas electrics didn't help either :-p).

Good luck.
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Thanks! I’ll swap!
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Checking fuel injectors now. I hate those suckers in the drivers side .
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I just took back the injector that I just bought, the store is getting me another. I checked fuel line to number 1, it is clear .
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Did you actually swap the injjector into another cylinder location to see if the miss followed the injector? I see you confirmed that fuel is getting to the injector, but can't tell if you confirmed that the injector itself was or wasn't providing fuel to the cylinder.
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When was the last time you replaced the fuel filter? Might be time to change that filter. I did it to my car and ran much better
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Did you try swapping plug wires with another cylinder that will reach?
Did you try this ^^? Could be a bad plug wire. When you saw spark while testing with a grounded plug, was it a reddish spark or a bright blue
lightning like spark. Reddish spark won't fire under compression!
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Changed cylinder number 1 with a new injector and replaced new ngk plug with a slightly hotter ngk plug because I have lower compression in that cylinder. Dead cylinder came alive!!! Car will live another day. Just finished test run. Holy smokes!! So now car starts with good cold start, ( intake gaskets), has 800 idle and drives fine. Sorry for my 400 posts. Was just aggravating for two months .
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So if post 3 was followed , plug /injector, this would have been solved back then. Just saying.
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Congrats, Nick -- way to stick with it and glad it's fixed.
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Thanks! Dan, the thing is I thought I had it fixed several times. But the misfire kept coming back.
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