The tale of how my car came to this state is long and depressing, but basically i can't get the car to start after re-seating the dizzy cap.
It came out of the garage yesterday after having the tank fuel pump, coil, ignition module and hall sender replaced. When i first went to pick it up, it was running like a bag of spanners, so i left it with them. (took 2 garages to get this far, it only went in for a wheel bearing!!)
They did the timing, and everything seemed fine. Drove it ~1 mile home from the garage without issues.
Then left the car a couple of hours, and decided to go for a drive. Got about 3 fine miles and had a sudden major loss of power. Idle at ~100 rpm, with foot flat to the floor it would slowly go up to 1000, but couldn't move it at more than 1-2mph. Just enough to get out of the junction i was stopped in.
As it was dark, in the middle of the countryside and i had no tools, i had to get recovered back home. I started the car repeatedly during my 2.5 hour wait for the RAC, and it started every time, even though it was running horribly
Went out for a look this afternoon and found the dizzy cap not on straight. Took it off, and the plastic ring thing under the rotor arm was also wonky. The cap was scratched up inside, and the contacts were blackened. I cleaned the contacts as best i could and replaced everything straight, but its not firing up now. I've confirmed spark is getting to the cap.
I will be getting a new cap and arm in the morning, but the fact it wont start at all now everything's lined up has me worried.