Thanks for your reply.
Not sure if i am using the multimeter correctly, i have the meter set to 200 under the Volts section, the only other option under volts is 700.
When set to 200 the 12v cable that connects to the distributor shows 27.1 with key on when cranking it drops to 0. The orange wire on the coil stays at 0 when key on and cranking.
Hope this helps?