In Reply to: Setting points - 8N 6cyl Funk posted by Brent (MN) on August 19, 2018 at 21:36:41:
Yes, you can get a pretty good jolt right thru the insulation of the spark plug wires. When taking it apart to replace seals, did you remove the distributor? "not aware of the need to set the gap on the points" might mean not aware to correctly time distributor to engine. Are you sure the timing between crank and camshaft didn't get changed? Antique gas engines are low tech, but there are a few things that have to be just right for them to start and run.