> Today I was fidling around with a multimeter and I measured between + on
> coil and first - on coil, then all the way to the fixed part on the
> breaker points - always reading approx 12,5V. Opening / closing the
> points does no difference, so obviously something is wrong. Any ideas..
I agree that incorrect assembly is most likely. The "top hat" insulator
must go through the wires and spring to insulate them from the post and nut.
Other, rare possibilities include a shorted condensor, or worn insulation
allowing either the point lead or the condensor lead to contact ground.
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