I'm not sure how you rigged your hot wire. The way I run a hot wire is to connect an insulated wire say 16 guage or larger from the positive post of the battery to the small post of the ignition coil, not the small post that has the wire going to the distributor, the other one. Keep in mind you will have to disconnect this wire to shut the engine off. If you have a manual transmission you can just kill the engine to shut it off, but you don't want to leave that HOT wire hooked up for any length of time with the engine off as it may cause other ignition problems as well as eventually run the battery down. Also don't let the loose end of that wire touch anything else metal while hooked to the positive battery terminal.