Re: 304 won\'t start
Back to basics. First you need a spark, then you need to get it to happen at the right time.
You might want to go back to the original coil and wiring.
Key on, engine off. At the + terminal of the coil you should measure either about 12 volts if the points are open, or about 6-8 volts if the points are closed. Then bump the engine over a tad, it should revert to the other. If it doesn't check the points to see why they are not opening and closing - check the gap and make sure the condenser is tight.
If the voltage at the + side of the coil varies like it should, you should have spark at the coil tower. Make sure the spark jumps out of the wire at the distributor end - crank it while holding the wire 1/4 inch from ground.
Now see if it comes back out of the cap to the #1 wire. Then check it at the plug end of the wire.
Bump it till the damper is pointing to 10 degrees.
Pull the cap to make sure the rotor is pointing at the #1 terminal. It has to either point directly at it or 180 opposite - if not, rewire the firing order.
Now it should start (you said you have fuel) or backfire like crazy.
If it backfires, rotate all rthe wires around the cap 180 degrees.
One step at a time with the basics.
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