What is the gap you have now?
Key off and out of the switch.
Turn the engine with a wrench (pic 1) until a high spot on the distributor shaft raises the points (opens the points). Stick the correct feeler gauge in the opening. Adjust the adjuster until your feeler gauge slides snuggly between the anvils (not too tight/ not too loose?
Remove the feeler gauge.
Then rotate the engine until the points fully close.
Now for a check/ test!
Turn your key to on. With a Popsicle stick or non-conductive item, "pry" the arms/ anvils apart (open the points a little bit) they should spark or even "pop". Barely opening them quickly over and over with the stick should result in "pop-pop-pop-pop-pop" with some sparking!
Put the distributor back together.
See if it will start!
Lets give this a try.
2 teaspoons of gas down the carburetor throat.
Connect the Positive side of the battery to the Positive side of the coil. (See pics 2 and 3). Give it a try now.
We may also need a ballast resistor installed permanently in the system. We will discuss that after we make it run.
I made the last 3 pics to aid a V-6 Jeep, I hope you understand them.
5th pic shows a 1/16 feeler gauge-meant for the V-6!
Images (Click to enlarge)
Thursday, June 13th, 2019 AT 4:32 PM