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well, since I was in there, I pulled the distributor to clean the outside, and check the points, and low and behold one of the screws that holds the points to the plate was stripped, the tiny cutter pin that holds the points rocker onto the shaft was sheared off, and the points were all gummed up with spider webs, even after cleaning, I couldn't get them to stay at the right 0.015 gap, so I got a new points plate with points, installed, gapped, and timed it. I don't have the jig, but I used a straight edge and my DVM in beeper mode, and eyeballed the 1/4 inch, doing it over and over til it was right...
Next up, I need to get the hood bolted down (screw holes aren't readily lining up, will take a helper probably), then I can fill the coolant, and resume with setting up the carb which I think was running way too rich based on the oily black deposits on the old plugs.
re reliable radiator shop, I don't think we have one here in santa cruz anymores, and if we did, the labor would likely exceed the cost of the replacement