Lane Anderson posted:
I wish I had known that, Al. My advance springs rusted to nothing, finally failing on the 2017 Tour de Smo. It took some serious jury rigging to continue on the run. Luckily it was an easy fix when I got home.
EDIT: I forgot to mention that my distributor was a Pertronix unit.
An attempt was made (but ultimately abandoned) to use a ball-point pen spring to replace the advance spring that had rusted in half.
I still wish it had worked.