I just bought a 76 chassis with a 440 on it and I'm trying to get it to run, the previous owner said it ran fine when he pulled the body off... The distributor on this 76 440 has points in it instead of a pickup coil. I suppose the previous owner changed it back to points, but I'm not sure why. So I hooked up battery positive to the + of the coil and hit the starter but no spark. I tried a different coil, cap, and rotor, but nothing. I figured the points where probably shot so I yanked the distributor out of my other 440 (77 RV motor) with the pickup coil still in it. I pulled the ECU out of my 85 RC and clamped it to an engine bracket for ground (this ECU is not being used in the RC since I went MSD). I grabbed the old harness and wired the four pins up to their respective locations: #4 and #5 to the pickup coil, #1 to the battery ( I skipped the ballast resistor so far), and #5 to the - on the coil. With nothing else connected to the coil I measured + battery voltage on both the primary post on the coil. The FSM wiring diagram shows that the positive side of the coil goes to the top of the ballast resistor and splices into a battery feed from the ignition switch. But if I do this I will be supplying + battery to both of the primary post on the coil is this right??? I really want to hear this thing run so any help will be greatly appreciated.