So today at work it hit me. Why dont I try an old plug wire I saved off the 302 when I pulled it from the truck in place of the possibly messed up coil wire from the new set I had to monkey around with? Theyre all the same, just different lengths and hopefully it wont be old and brittle. I tried it and now the 302 fired up. Turns out it was way retarded as I finally got a timing light on it since my wife helped me by cranking it while I was at the engine. Sounds good so far and it seems the gas leaks are now fixed after wire brushing the crome off the nuts and flare. I also used some antiseize. They went on so much easier. So far so good. My only question now is....I can get it to run at TDC but want to go advanced about 6 degrees for now. When I restabbed the distributor tried to hit middle with the vacuum advance and apparently missed some. So I need to redo that. Other than that it seems good for the 5 minutes I ran it. Should I restab the dist or just move the wires clockwise 1 post for more advance? Heres where I'm sitting now at TDC.