Originally Posted by staleg
1934 Ford Roadster Hot rod, first start attempt. 350 Chevy engine.
-Car turns over but won't start.
-Brand new Pertronic D1000 coil in cap distributor.
-All new electric wiring in the car. Made for electric ignition.
-Distributor get 12V power when cranking and when the key is in "on" position.
-Have changed the coil once. Didn't help.
-Have tried a different set of plug wires. No help.
-Have tried to turn the wires 180 degrees on the distributor - no help.
-Brand new spark plugs.
-Fuel is ok as plugs are getting wet after cranking.
-The cranking itself sounds normal.
Distributor grounded to the engine? If it has a gasket under it, the clamp and bolt into the block becomes the ground pathway- can't have paint insulating it, etc. You can't really rely on the distributor/cam gear to be a sufficient ground.
The coil can be tested using an ohm meter. If it's OK and w/the rest of the things you've listed all good, as long as it's grounded that leaves the module as the most likely culprit.
You didn't leave the rotor off, right?