So I saw a series rover on craigslist and, as I am want to do, I went to check it out. After talking to the guy on the phone he determined that I sold him a roofrack (I thought it was a different roof rack, but that is neither here nor there). Anyway, the truck did not run and based on the description it would be too much of a project for me, but I said I would stop by and check it out and help him get it running. After jumping the starter switch we got it to crank but still no spark (he had already replaced the coil and wire). I deduced that it was the link in the back of the voltage regulator on a hunch based on a previous dead rover I saved at a ROVERS club event in 2002 and that was it! Jumped the connection and on the first push of the button she came to life.
So karma comes around and it turns out he needs some stock radius arms for a disco so I sold him a set for $50 and he agreed to point the purchaser of the truck in my direction for series parts needed for the restoration.
It made my day. I love when old rovers come back to life.