Chevy 235, stalled wont restart
Was going to pull my '51 Chevy out of storage today. had it running. letting it warm up and it stalled just like the key was shut off. Checked points ( new day before ) and they seemed twisted sort of. the 2 contacts were not in line with eachther. I pulled them and noted the spring arm was too far compressed. pulled the old out of the box and stuck them back in as they were still good.. new condensor was also installed the day before. readjusted to .020 gap. book calls for .022 but I dont have a feeler gauge to make .002.. points are switching but dont seem to be sparking, altho I have a solid 6v at the coil switching.. still no spark from the plugs. only things I havn't changed are the distributor cap and the coil which are both 2 years old.. plug wires are sketchy. there restoration peices from Chevs of the 40s, but the outer jackets split when there flexed opposite of there set position. so work under the cap is hard on them. I'll have another set of them on order soon. there stranded copper conductor and it does run better with them rather than radio supression wires... what could I be missing?