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1971 280se 2.8L Points Gap? New Points, Not Starting.

Car was running a little rough. Points looked ancient so i changed them along with cap, rotor, condenser. Now, i cannot get it to run. The condenser they gave me was a little larger and had the wrong connector on it. i spliced in the old one. Points are getting 12 volts with key on. I set the points at the highest point on the distributor shaft. Set points at 13, then 15, then 17 then 25 with a feeler gauge and still nothing. What should they be gapped at? Any ideas?
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I've got a haynes manual that describes this in chapter 4. you can borrow it today if you want. Give me a call, I'll bring it by.
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