In Reply to: Re: 8N won't start posted by Bruce (VA) on July 31, 2017 at 20:07:54:
It was number 3 - the copper strip was touching the retaining clip, probably as a result of my trying to get a 0.015" gap (the maximum with these points it seems). Also put the distributor, coil and cap back as a unit which I usually don't do; very tricky trying to get the right bolt on and the assembled unit passed the fan belt - next time I'll start with the left bolt. No wonder Ford went with a side- mounted distributor.
Thanks to you and this forum