Armed with new plugs and the new wires you just bought, you can go ahead and pull the wires off the plugs and pull the old scuzzy plus out. Look at the scuzz!!!
I pulled each plug one by one and replaced the old wires onto each plug as I went. This is to make sure I didn't lose track of the firing order while doing all this work.
Before you pull the wires off, I chose to remove the distributor cap and see what's up in there. I pulled the 3 screws holding the cap out and then, with the wires still attached, flipped the cap over to have a look. Scuzzy. I cleaned everything up as best I could, and then re-assembled it all. Ultimately, I ended up replacing the cap and rotor with new units, and the truck ran much better.
With the cap back on, I took off one wire at a time, found the wire in the pack that was about the same length, and replaced it. I ended up having to do a bit of juggling to get everything set up like a champ, because the lengths and terminal ends (which are all different) didn't always give me exactly the result I expected. After swapping some wires around, always working on just one wire at a time, I found a solution that worked well. The new wires overall seemed to be a tiny bit shorter than what was on the truck, so a few didn't quite have the slack I would have liked to see. Oh well.
Make sure your wires are all sitting in their looms nice to keep them away from potentially hot parts. And finally replace the wire to your coil, and you're all set!
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