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Hi Peter,

The whole car was completely dead, electrically.

I had 13V at the battery and solenoid but while I was checking those I found another supplementary fuse box had been fitted, a bit tucked away, and sure enough there was a blown fuse. It was a 15A. The cable in and out are at least 2.5mm2, so I will be up rating the fuse to 20A.

Looking back on it, I had all the electrical components ‘on’ indicators, semaphore trafficators, fan and when I braked, the  brake lights proved to be  the last straw, and that blew the fuse.

I have learned more about my old car, obviously the supp. fuse box is not original.

Thank you for your interest, and for your help.

Kind regards, Ken