A friend of mine owns a '64 econoline truck with a 170, that has been sitting under a shed since 1993. I decided it was time to get the truck running, so bought a carb kit and rebuilt the one-barrel. Everything on the carb feels smooth now, but now we're having problems with fire. I poured marvel mystery oil into the cylinders, and when I tried to crank it with starter fluid, the points in the distributor would only spark once. After a few more attempts, I started seeing sparks at the coil and the distributor points were arcing at the opposite end of the gap. Replaced the coil and points and now no spark at all. I have a new battery, plugs, points, and coil.
From what I can tell, there is 12 volts to coil and distributor. What am I missing? Distributor cap looks new. Also, I bought new wires from autozone, but they were so far from the originals (pretty much all wrong lengths) I couldn't use them, so what wires should I get?