ok, so this is a pretty basic and stupid question. I decided to get to work on my 1979 Camaro over the weekend. We are getting it ready to go to cruisin the coast. So, I have not worked on it or even run it down the road in approximately 12 years. The last time it was daily driven was around 2004. I was expecting to have a hard time getting her cranked. I got it to my shop, put gasoline in the tank and began trying to crank it. It didn’t fire up, which was no huge surprise. I wasn’t getting fuel, and after a decade or so of it sitting idle I was expect no less- it loses prime after that type of time lol. We decide to try to fire it off on starting fluid to see if we even had good compression and if the car was hurt beyond what I could tell by physical inspection... at this point I determined the car was not producing spark. A trip down to the part store was in order. I bought a coil, and cap and rotor. Got to the shop and replaced it all. I left the dust cover off to test it... well I heard arc when it cranked and assumed that I had left a spark plug wire loose while I was resolving the cap... however upon investigation, I found that the arch was coming from the wires on the coil itself. I found a skinned wire so I repaired the wire. However when I cranked it again I heard it arc again... looking like something the Ghostbusters would be proud of if I might add. All of this arching is taking placing within the area of the coil, where the wires are running into it. I have never operated one with the dust cap off, but luckily I did this one. What should I do? Resolve the coil? Or is something more simple at play here?