Considering I had to reset my dual points every 3 months to maintain peak performance I would never put another set into a car when electronic alternatives exist that cost less than a meter to read point dwell.
Unless you are restoring I would get an electronic alternative like Pertronics.
Yeah my friend and I went through this problem with his 68 327 vette. Thing always ran like crap, so we picked up all the equipment to adjust it from murrays. The guy was like "there are cars that still have points?!"
it ran ok if you had it adjusted properly. It was, admitedly, a bit inconsistant.
He's since ditched the kit for MSD. I don't think he likes that much either (MSD isn't really as great as its made out to be).
some people just don't like anything they don't understand, hence wanting to stay with points. 10 years ago a friend of mine wanted to convert his 4cyl Nissan from electronic ignition to points ignition, because he feared of not knowing what to do if the electronic system failed on the road. Most ignition modules are now cheap enough to buy one to keep as a spare in your glovebox. Even you don't understand how to diagnose a faulty system, anyone can at least replace a module as a process of elimination - specially as modules are usually the first component to fail.
I discovered why I was a bit confused. My distro does not have the slot to adjust the dwell. The points don't have the dwell adjust either. All it has is the screw to adjust the gap and the screw to tighten the same. Also discovered a vacuum hose loose. This was screwing up everything. Tomorrow I'll set the timing.
I set the points to 016 and treaked the carb. I also tightened the top of the carb. When I was adjusting the carb screw suddenly the skip went away. Now it idles smoothly at low rpm's.
Thanks for all the help guys.