Burned your distributor rotor?
OK I'll bite. If that is truly the cause, check to see if you have the ground strap that goes from the front trans, mount to the pan. It should be a braided wire strap and you will need to crawl under the car to check as it is up by where the "nose cone" of the transmission goes in to the tunnel. Also check the ground strap from the battery to the body and make sure that the connections are clean. But I would be more in the line of how old was the cap and rotor and did you lose the little carbon contact that is up in the center of the cap, they do fall out from time to time. This lets just the spring contact the rotor and burns heck out of things, or it just don't run at all. There are other causes also really old plug wires with lots of resistance ...etc. Anyway good luck and welcome to the forum Olspeed
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