was setting idling warming up, and just stopped running like ignition switch was shut off.
HUMMM maybe the coil just went bad. Removed the coil and did a test and it tested fine. checked the voltage from the battery and it tested 5 + volts but nothing I have found tells me just how many volts it should have. Emptied the distributor, of points and condenser, Points didn't appear bad but I ran a file a couple swipes and way And did a alcohol wipe then reinstalled them set gap at .1700 per book. Condenser I had no way to test even if I did know how, so I got the new one I carry in the old 74 pickup then installed it.
Now every thing I can check as far as ignition is fine and it is getting plenty of fuel. turn the key and it will start right up fine. Let go of the key so it goes back into the run position and it just quits like you turned the key off.
that part of the wiring diagram also leaves a whole bunch to be desired so I am unsure on where to go next?
I am starting to think the ignition switch is bad and why it will not run with the key in the run position.
thanks for any help as I am at the end of my rope and about to choke.