The condenser outside of the distributor is for radio static. It isn't needed to make the engine run. The quick and dirty way of making the engine run (temporarily) is to run a jumper wire from the + side of the battery to the small terminal on the coil that doesn't have a wire that runs to the distributor. This is just to see if the engine will run. DO NOT leave the jumper wire connected long or run the engine long using the jumper wire or you will burn up the points. This is for diagnostic purposes only.
Thanks for this info! I'll try this just to see what happens. Regarding that condenser for radio static, can I use a "regular" condenser (like for the points) to replace it, or is it some type of "special" condenser? I realize it's not required, but I'm going to try to make this car as original as possible.
A bad ignition switch can also cause this problem. Check the wiring then if doesn't show any power, try a new ignition switch. I think the ignition is about $10.00 at a local Autozone.
I woke up at 3:00 a.m. realizing I left out a very important piece of info from my original post.
When I say the engine turns over but doesn't start, I'm actually turning it over with a remote starter connected to the solenoid...the engine will NOT
turn over using the ignition key. Might this further support the idea that the ignition switch is bad?
Since it is a '67, not having ign power during the START position from the ign switch, and this is normal, I would check the solenoid connection of the yellow wire on the R terminal.
I see the yellow wire on the coil + terminal, but only one wire to the solenoid, the purple to S terminal. Yellow wire broken? I ask this because the picture looks original, nothing has ever been moved in its life.
Check to make sure you have ign power with ign sw in IGN position. Red wire to ign sw for battery power, out ign sw on pink wire to firewall, through firewall to cloth wire, white with purple stripe wire.
Everett, please see my reply immediately above. And yes, the yellow wire that is connected to the + side of the coil is broken off that 2nd condenser. But there are two wires (including that yellow one) on the + side of the coil. With my latest information, do you also think it's likely that the ignition switch is bad?
Also, I'm sorry but I must admit my ignorance, what exactly are you referring to when you say "the R terminal"?