So, car runs better than it ever has before after a basic service!
New coil, cleaned connections (thanks Ben), new plugs, oil/filter change, new points gapped to 0.45 (new condenser), timing set statically (needing no adjustment dynamically.) I will remove both wings in order to service valves eventually (lamp looms colour coded) but need to get knocking sorted firstly for MOT which is due next week.
The only thing standing in my way is the points box cover secured by three screws, one of which needs a female thread repair. Most of the engine is aluminium, so a stripped thread is a reality sooner or later. Hoping to clean up with a M4 x 0.7mm (thread pitch) tap on loan from my brother. Ever the perfectionist I do not want oil ingress into points box. >: (
She springs into life eager to start, less choke needed, idles double lovely & as far as can tell revs OK. Though not yet driven. So. There we go, yo.