SO I bought an old car at an acution (for my Dad).

a 1927 Chrysler.

not in the best shape, but the motor turned with a crank and it had (some) compression.

oiled up the cylinders, and it has pretty decent compression now.

Spark? Yeah, that’s the issue at this time. Haven’t worked on a points ignition system for a lot of years.

Cleaned and gapped the points, and ran a hot wire to the switched side of the coil. It has spark now.

Now if I could just remember where I put the timing light away 20 years ago….

One thing at a time.