Well as I posted before about my ignition problems the situation just got even stranger today. I switched out the points with brand new ones from the auto parts store and sure enough I now have a 12+volts coming from every line to and from the coil/distributor. However when we go to fire it still no fire. The cap and rotor are brand new and fine, they are connecting up and everything there is good. Next we jumped from the solenoid across to the coil and sure as hell she started to fire up, but would start and then sputter out very quickly like it was starved for fuel/power. I had plenty of fuel going into the carb so I dont think thats the problem. Now my question is why do I have to jump from the solenoid to the coil. Bad resistor or bad ignition switch maybe? Do I really even need to use the resistor? And if the car isnt starting up and starts to sputter whats the deal there, lack of power or is something else a miss in my car (distributor 180 off, etc)?