SVOboy: I'm not sure what might be causing the inital spark from the coil. I would think it would suggest the coil is Ok. I have encountered a problem on my daughter's 87 Honda, where the ignition pickup electronic's, in the distributor, got extremely flaky and finally died. I ended up getting a used module at the pick a part and then pulling the dissy, replacing the pickup, readjusting the pickup gap and putting it back in. I presume if he got a dizzy on eBay, it is probably used, but it should be fine to just swap in and hopefully that will fix it. Keep us posted.