302 out of a 1975ish Granada. Long story short, car ran decent few months back. Sat for a bit, got some headers made for it, exhaust shop installed shorty accel plugs in it. Got it together enough after exhaust shop to fire it up. Had spark a few weeks back and had it running (barely) with a bit of misfiring. (Accel plugs) Checked Dizzy cap, looked decent, no burns and no cracks. Rotor looks decent. Today, new plugs(auto lite),new coil, no spark at all. With key to run I only have 2.5v coming out of ballast. With a hot 12v wire to coil I still get no crank. I don't have a buddy to help me crank n check voltages at the moment. It's my understanding the ballast resistor should pump out 6-9v. Should I hook up a 12v wire to coil from starter/ignition solenoid? If it gets 12v while starter cranks, shouldn't that theoretically provide extra juice to the dizzy to fire the car, then when key drops to run it stays powered off the ballast power(6-9v)? So where should Start to narrow down the culprit before I throw parts at it? How can I test/bypass ballast? What is necessary voltage coming out to coil? The car only had one wire hooked up to + on coil, which came from ballast. Does it need a 12v wire from starter terminal on starter solenoid for the extra voltage to fire the car up? How can I test my new coil? (O'reillys master pro 2-5195) Other then cracks/burn marks what do I need to be checking on dizzy/rotor? Any help is greatly appreciated. I'm sure it comes down to cap+rotor or ballast. Just would like to know for sure.