Had a go at statically timing the ignition using a test lamp yesterday and it wouldn't go out no matter whether the points were open or if they were closed. Gave up eventually after faffing around for an hour and getting nowhere. Removed the points today, cleaned them up (maybe they had some oil or something on them?) and reinstalled and now the light goes off when it should. I'll set it again with the strobe once i get it all up and running. Added a can of fuel to the tank and it didn't leak out the bottom which i class as a win, so i tried cranking it over to build up some oil pressure but the battery wasn't up to it. 12.28v (so about 65%) but dropped to 9.8v when cranking. It wouldn't even turn it over fast enough to put out the oil light and the oil pressure gauge didn't move either.