In a message dated 98-03-13 23:20:05 EST, firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
<< only to find
my points (with about 1000 miles on them) had developed an unsual wear
pattern in which metal from one point was deposited on the other
creating a cone/valley pattern. >>
This is what happens if you run your points equiped car without a condenser.
Your condenser is open circuit. You can prove this if you have a ohm meter
but it is without a doubt bad. Just replace it. Condensers can be bad right
out of the box too if they have been laying on someones shelf for many years.