Re: just tryin to get started
Measuring 12v on the batt. is not a way of knowing if it's good or has a full charge. That can only be determined, at best, by a batt. tester with a load device incorporated. Even then, it's only an indication of battery charge level and health, not certain proof. The starter draws one hell of a lot of current that the average tester can't begin to simulate. So charging the battery is a good thing, just to be sure it's topped off.
Did you remove or turn the distributor in your cleaning or point installation? Also, how did you set the points, feeler gauge or dwell meter. Sounds like the timing could be off. After installing new points the timing must be checked. You didn't mention doing that.
You may need to disconnect the coil wire and set the dwell with the engine turning over. Then you may need to move the distributor until the engine starts (or at least turns over faster) and then set the initial timing per specs. A bunch of guys on here can tell you what the specs are if you don't have them but you'll need to tell us what engine you have, trans type, carb, etc.
BTW - fan belts are supposed to be a bitch to turn by hand = good compression.
Charge the battery and answer/do the above and get back to us. We'll try to help.
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