My 82 Brat won't start. It isn't getting a spark to the plugs. I tested the ignition module and it has power to it, so I replaced the module. At the same time I ordered a new distributor cap and rotor. The new distributor cap and rotor wouldn't fit, so i used the old ones after scraping the corrosion off the contact surfaces. The car started right up. I killed it, came back 30 min later and drove it 17 miles to town. Got gas, and started back to my house. Made a stop on the way for about 15 minutes and tried to start the car. It wouldn't start. Checked again and no spark. Checked the ignition module and it was getting power. Figured the ignition module had gone out again since I just bought a cheap one on ebay.
Called my local parts house and ordered a Denso ignition module, coil (it was only $12 so what the heck the old one was an Accel) distributor cap, and rotor. Replaced the ignition module, and coil, but again the distributor cap and rotor were not the correct ones. Tried to start the car, but this time it still failed to start. Removed a plug wire and grounded it, no spark. I'm a bit stumped.
I would appreciate any suggestions as to possible solution, and any ideas as to why I seem unable to get the correct cap and rotor? Did they make more than one, or is it possible someone substituted and different distributor?