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Davidm1164
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Finally got the b175 running, when she first started cracking sound like a fuse blowing, then a burnt smell, fuse was ok, someone put a main fuse on the positive lead, then she started again, but cracking sound like before and lots of sparks from the points, is this normal, or I am thinking condenser may have gone? Any help would be much appreciated 

thanks Dave 

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Davidm1164 said
Finally got the b175 running, when she first started cracking sound like a fuse blowing, then a burnt smell, fuse was ok, someone put a main fuse on the positive lead, then she started again, but cracking sound like before and lots of sparks from the points, is this normal, or I am thinking condenser may have gone? Any help would be much appreciated 

thanks Dave   

Excessive sparking at the points is a symptom of a dead capacitor. Swap it out, clean your points, reset the gap and chow down. 

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sparking points the good and not so good
small white sparks are Okish but Blue is not
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