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also make sure the little round graphite button on a spring is not missing from the inside center of the distributor cap.
I believe I saw it in there, I’ll check in the morning.
How far proud should it be? There is definitely a graphite colored button in there though, just not sure if it’s integrity.
Thanks for you help thus far, it is appreciated.
Ian
 
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Replace the wire from the (-) coil terminal to the distributor and try it again. Sometimes the copper conductor will break Inside the insulation.
 
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Replace the wire from the (-) coil terminal to the distributor and try it again. Sometimes the copper conductor will break Inside the insulation.
Tried this and still no go.
Dude I know from a city up the road that rhymes with Ass is a classic car guy, from listening to me turn it over on the phone he said I needed a new capacitor and new points. To prove this he had me put my test light on the - of the coil and crank it, the light didn’t flash it just kind of dimmed.
What do y’all think?

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new capacitor [condensor] and new points are a good idea.
A new set of leads would be advisable too. If the center distributor high tension lead is dodgy, there will be no spark,
when testing for spark, make sure the spark plug is earthed to the engine properly.
[thread of spark plug resting on head bolt for example]
 
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Hopefully this helps a little. Not sure which setup you have. Are you sure you have a ground path on the output of the points to close the circuit? Are your points clean? Gapped correctly? Do you see them open and close as the distributer turns? Are you sure your rotor is aligned with the correct spark plug timing? Are your spark plug wires connected to the proper terminal on the distributor so the correct plug fires at the correct time?

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