A few posts down I was asking about the suitability of a cordless drill battery for my Caron engine. It wasn't working, so I went out and bought a battery pack, and the engine now starts easily and runs well. The ignition system on this engine is just like that of a car - points, condenser, coil, battery. Questions: 1) I'm getting a small blue spark between the points when they separate, but the condensor is brand new. The condensor was a spare, so I don't know if it's properly matched to the coil...could a mis-matched condensor be causing the sparking between the points, and how can I tell which condensor to use? 2) The points remain closed except for when they separate for spark...won't this cause the battery to run down very quickly, and put a strain on the coil? The points setup appears original 3) The condenser is attached to the negative terminal on the coil - is this the correct connection for the condenser, or will it at least work this way? 4) The ground for the engine was connected to the condenser bracket on the side of the coil, with a separate line from that for connecting to the negative battery terminal. Is there any reason for the ground connection to the condenser?