In Reply to: Re: Rebuilding Front Mount Distributor 8N - Point Sets posted by Kimberly on August 29, 2021 at 21:25:38:
It is not uncommon! Points may be packaged with anti-corrosion coating (may act as sorry insulator) that can easily be cleaned by dragging a strip of coarse paper (grocery bag) thru them. Aligning for parallel faces is no big deal, using pliers. If simply installed and fired up, just normal voltage/current will usually 'punch thru' the film/coating, whereas the micro-amperes of your ohmmeter will not.