Originally Posted by RWENUTS
If you connect a positive wire to the side of the distributor you will fry stuff from that point back through the wiring.
It's a negative ground system Al. Wire from points goes to negative side of coil. I suggested + battery to + coil. Just like hotwiring it. Unhooking existing hot wire to coil eliminates his wiring from the ignition switch that might be fried or non existant.
Yeah youre right , it is a negative ground system as i pointed out in the post.
........... i was saying..........If.......... you connect a positive wire to the side of the distributor you will fry stuff.
That wire from the neg. side of the coil has to be insulated right through to the moving arm of the points, even though its from the neg side of the coil. i.e. it cannot ground until the points close.