New wires are a good ideal. You just have a lot of Gremlins to chase down before you are done.
Check to see if the distributor wire is plugs in good, and clean. A bit of dielectric grease wouldn't hurt.
Now check to see if the distributor is plugged in good and clean. One is a power wire from the harness the other is from the cap to body of dist.
If it doesn't fire up. Turn it till the timing marks line up, pop the dist cap and see if its anywhere near #1 or 180 out, if so turn it again and use that as #1 for the plug wires. If the dist has been turned that can throw it off a bit too.
Its easy to goof the wires.
Dont forget the fuel filters.