Keep in mind there is a radio noise suppression condenser in the pic on the + side of the coil. Remove that. If it's shorted, you will not get a spark. Worry about RFI that later. edit: OK, not your rig. Never mind. The condenser inside the distributor is the important one, and the condensers sold today are (mostly) complete shit. Put the old one back in, or grab one from the junkbox. I know you want use good parts but they don't sell good ignition parts anymore at the local shop. Try eBay and use NOS or NORS.