Join Date: Nov 2000
Location: San Diego, CA USA
I don't know the previous history on your car, you mentioned you had posted earlier, so I don't know if the car was running before the recent work you have done on it, or if it was running after the carb work.
I know what you mean about those "point sets" with the condenser and points on the same unit. I REFUSE to use those on my car! I usualy buy my parts at Pep Boys, and their "select" Borg Warner points are separate. In the last couple of years I have been using Accel points, simply because they are made better and last longer. They are also separate and the wires don't pressure clip in, they screw on like they SHOULD be!
I had an odd thing happen with my 73 a few months ago. I went to do a regular tune up, I replaced the plugs, and the points, low and behold it would not start. It took me a few days to figure it out, frustrated the hell outta me!
I set the point gap, which you NEED to do, they don't always come set properly from the manufacturer. The car still wouldn't start. The tension on the points felt a little strange to me, but I hadn't replaced them in a very long time so I didn't trust my instinct, the car had been sitting for over a year (in running condition). I tried putting the old condenser back in, just in case it was defective, still no start. Then on a whim, I put the OLD points back in...SOB started right up! I had defective points!! Never in 15 years have I come across that! I got a new Accel set, and it ran just fine.
I guess my point is, once you feel you have exhausted all the other possibilities and made sure you have power going to those points/distributor, don't overlook the small things like any parts you have replaced.
Good luck, I hope you find the problem!
73 Camaro RS 350 (the love of my life)