I see all these threads about failed condensers causing drivability issues. My question is, how do they fail in such a way to cause problems? Now, to the best of my understanding the condenser, which is a capacitor, is there to absorb voltage induced back into the primary windings when the points open and the magnetic field collapses , this is to prevent arcing at the points causing premature wear of the points. The condenser is in parallel with the points so I guess my question is, are they developing continuity between the “ plates” in the capacitor not allowing the coil to saturate? I am curious if anyone knows what goes wrong inside one when they fail. These are the things that keep me up at night!! Sent from my iPhone using H.A.M.B.