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I've just been to have another look at setting the timing. With a test lamp attached to the leaf spring of the points and the engine case the bulb stays on the whole time both when the points are open and when they are closed. Even I know this is not right.

I've got the insulating washer on right and can't see that anything is contacting elsewhere.

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I swapped the condenser, which I'm pretty sure was faulty, but rather embarrassingly the issue turned out to be that the fuse had blown. Looked alright in the glass tube. What an utter fool I was for not checking this sooner. Alas, earwax!

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If the fuse had blown, how did the test light illuminate at all, let alone all the time? Doesn't make sense.

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Someone elsewhere mentioned the condenser could leak to earth if it's faulty. Could that be the case?

It's working now anyway.

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