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Can't get Emmet's '63 started

Okay, so I inherited my grandfather's 1963 C10, love this truck.
Any way we now have it in our driveway after sitting in storage for about ten years.
We are slowly replacing parts that have deteriorated, auxiliary fuel tanks (that i plan on replacing instead of behind the seat tank) radiator, split rims, etc.
The under-dash wiring harness was damaged and I have one coming but I have continued working on stuff under the hood; starter, coil, points, battery, fuel pump, radiator, main relay (aka horn relay), plugs, wires, condenser, basically everything to get it started.
My problem is I still do not have any spark! I have hot-wired it using the old under-dash harness that starts at the firewall.
I have four wires, pink, purple, green & black (which is the one that was fried on the old harness).
So I have 12.38 volts at the coil as well as the points, still when rolled over and the plug out and grounded, no spark. What the heck?
1963 Chevrolet C10 truck, 292 cid, three on the tree.
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Okay, so I inherited my grandfather's 1963 C10, love this truck.
Any way we now have it in our driveway after sitting in storage for about ten years.
We are slowly replacing parts that have deteriorated, auxiliary fuel tanks (that i plan on replacing instead of behind the seat tank) radiator, split rims, etc.
The under-dash wiring harness was damaged and I have one coming but I have continued working on stuff under the hood; starter, coil, points, battery, fuel pump, radiator, main relay (aka horn relay), plugs, wires, condenser, basically everything to get it started.
My problem is I still do not have any spark! I have hot-wired it using the old under-dash harness that starts at the firewall.
I have four wires, pink, purple, green & black (which is the one that was fried on the old harness).
So I have 12.38 volts at the coil as well as the points, still when rolled over and the plug out and grounded, no spark. What the heck?
1963 Chevrolet C10 truck, 292 cid, three on the tree.
Any help!
Did you set the points properly. I wrote a wiki article on trouble shooting ignition issues. It will probably help you find the issue..It can be found here
Troubleshooting Ignition
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Thanks Tbucket, I'll run through all of that in the morning. I do have constant voltage on the negative side of the coil, and it's constant. The condenser is new so points must be not be gaped. Thanks again, I'll post on my progress, or lack thereof!!!!
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T-Bucket, got Emmet goin!!! I used your ignition troubleshooting guide and turns out the points were the culprit. It's been about twenty years since I've had to mess with points so thanks for addressing my boring arse post and giving a greenie some help!!!
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You are quite welcome. Glad to hear it is running
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