Jeroen, I followed the words of "wisdom" in the Haynes. I connected the test lamp frm the postitive terminal of the battery to the lead from the dizzy that would go to the coil when setting the staic timing. I don't know if that is the right thing to do. I removed the king lead at the dizzy end and got a helper (Adam) to hold the lead next to a suitable earth while I operated the stater motor and there was no spark so I can only surmise that the coil is duff.
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