So this stupid project has really gone sideways on me. I'm no stranger to this stuff, but it has been a while since I've messed with it.
I put the stock distributor back in with a new vacuum advance, rotor cap and distributor cap. I installed a new coil, new plugs and new wires. I have no fire.
I had cut the resistance wire and the wire from the starter to install the HEI. I spliced them back together with butt connectors. I assume that's not a problem? I should have 12V+ on that side of the coil with the key on, right?
Even if I had the distributor installed incorrectly (of a tooth, 180-degrees out, etc.), I'd get some sort of fire, pop, backfire - anything, right?
What's odd is that if I turn the distributor it will change how it cranks. Like if it's too far advanced it will be hard to crank which implies I DO have some spark. I think.
I dunno but any advice would be appreciated.