Originally Posted by MrMan
My '90 TriStar, 351, old school ignition, would only crank, would not fire.
I replaced coil- no change. Cleaned up rotor button, distributor and points- no change.
I replaced the points (set at .018) and condensor and it fired right up.
It all had like a white dust all over so I'm guessing humidity got to it? I dunno.
But man is my wife happy now!
When I used to run with points (before converting ignitions to electronic) I carried a piece of sandpaper with me for roughing up the glazed contacts when nothing else was available.....Used the wife's fingernail file a time or two.....
Convert when you can... good money spent....