Hello there my name is Jimmy. I am very new to V8 Buick, and I have noticed a few threads that relate to my issue but not exactly the same. I am hoping someone out there has knowledge and could shed some light on this. I will try to be as detailed as possible, thank you to all in advance for the time and help. A year ago my the engine shut off on my 1969 Buick Skylark 350 2BBL. I could not pinpoint the issue until finally I noticed the engine cranked but the rotor did not rotate. I am Active Duty Military so I unfortunately did not have too much time to troubleshoot it. About a week ago I tried getting the old distributor out but was stuck in there. I had to take a few tools to it and after lubricant soaked in there the dizzy came off but I forgot to mark it. I did research and got the engine to TDC, on the compression stroke and lined up the harmonic balancer and marked it. I adjusted the points to manufacturer's specs (0.016") Slipped in the dizzy carefully while maintaining oil pump shaft in line with it and had the rotor pointing to #1 cylinder. I made sure the terminal for spark plug 1 also lined up. I finally got the engine to start. Obviously it ran pretty rough since it sat for a year. I put a timing light and got it to run beautifully on a Friday. Saturday morning I took it out for a cruise and it ran like a champ. Sunday I let it rest and Monday I drove it to work about 5 miles. On my way home I had a quick misfire but still ran good. Tuesday I turned it on and drove it to work but after about a mile she misfired again and 3 minutes later she shut off completely in the middle of the road. I tried started it a few times with no success. I am not sure if it was because I was in uniform but a nice guy helped me get it to a parking lot and spent a few hours with me troubleshooting it. We troubleshooted until we researched that if it ran fine before and shut off suddenly with no start after it could be a bad ignition coil. I replaced it and the condenser but still no go. I swapped out the cap, rotor, spark plug and wires to eliminate that. Tested for spark, fuel, etc, and everything checked out. I got frustrated so I removed the dizzy to inspect it. Sure enough there was a black mark and a small dent on the housing. The wire that goes from the dizzy to the ignition coil had a decent sized "split" in it that made the copper wire visible. I immediately thought well I think that's the reason why it would not start, it was grounding out on the dizzy housing. I thought maybe that explained the unexpected shut off. I called the Auto Part store and told them the part was bad I had just bought it about two weeks ago so they said to take it back and they would swap it unfortunately it was special order so it will not be delivered until a few days from now. In an effort to get the car to at least run enough to drive a mile down the road to my home I wrappes the wire in electrical tape and installed the dizzy one more time I found TDC on the compression stroke and lined up the cap and rotor. She turned on but ran rough again for about 10-15 seconds and shut off. I had the guy crank it while I rotated the dizzy to find its "sweet spot" to turn on again and after about 20 attempts it would not turn on. It jumped and sounded like she wanted to turn on but no go. I thought the wire being the way it was could cause the engine not to start so I decided to wait until the new one arrives and start the process all over again. Any thoughts or suggestions I would definitely appreciate! Thank you very much again.