Yes I prefer the HEI distributors as well.
As this dizzy is new I think I'll start with the fuel
pressure since that sounds like it isn't necessarily a bad
thing to look at. I'll have a look at the points also.
I'm not all that knowledgeable about dizzy curves, cam timing
and dwell so I don't like to tinker with it. I usually just end up
worse off for my efforts. As the engine was apparently running fine
when removed from the car, the only difference would be the fueling
system. The current fuel pump sat idle for a number of years so it's possible the pump isn't all it could be.
Thanks for the tips!