Is your suggestion due to the $40+ cost of the coil? The reaosn why I ask, isn't the coil responsible for producing the spark? Doesn't the condenser just smooth it out? Now what do the points do again?
A lot of us would like to know where a coil for a mag can be bought for $40!
I wouldn't spend it unless the old coil is KNOWN
to be bad. Yes, the magnetic flux collapsing in the coil produces the high voltage for the spark, but the points must make and break crisply for that to happen. One of the duties of the condenser is to help them do that. They MUST
be clean and bright to work.
I prefer to clean the old points when possible since the newer ones aren't made as well. I take the points apart and hone them on a succession of course to fine stones, finishing with a very fine hard arkansas stone and then clean them well. I'm confident they are better than new.
I'd say the condenser does just the opposite of smoothing the spark out. It helps the spark voltage start and stop cleanly.