You said you re sealed the intake? did he play with it before or after that ? It would help if you detailed when and how this all started and by pass the msd until you get the car running 100 percent so you know it isnt a factor.
A4 as in the 4 bolt main block ? Cobras came with stock production blocks with better heads etc . anyway if you did the lower intake gaskets you must have had the dist out to do it. I would re time it and take it from thereI changed the intake gaskets after I friend played with it . The inside of the motor is a stock A4 cobra motor with comp roller rocker . Which came stock on 93 cobras it's the same after market mass air the was on the car when I bought it used I think about 5 years ago . It ran so good . This car is , well was so much fun the drive . It's killing me that hers down . I'm doing the timing thing now .
With all the help I'm getting from all of you guys and girl . I feel I will get her going again
Thank you all so much