Haven't been able to get over the garage with all this wet stuff coming down, but had a word with Mark Grey again and told him I'd run another wire in place of the ballast wire, as he suggested before, and that things were the same. The Ignition switch may be at fault keeps popping into my head because the engine starts when I turn the key but stops when I release the key after starting. I also mentioned the brown wire to him that's hanging by the starter and alternator, mentioned in this thread Loose wire and he's of the opinion that it should be connected to the alternator, which is what I thought when I found it in March, but while there are two holes in the alternator casing I can't see any connecting male spade for the wire to connect to. My thoughts on this is, this brown wire may be the one that runs from the alternator to the starter and then supplies a live feed to the +side of the coil. Any thoughts. Back over the garage tomorrow and car will be up on the ramps so I can have a good look at this.