Originally Posted by Greg S
What makes you think they are stretched? Is one too long so it isn't contacting both posts at the same time? That would be the heavier of the two.
It is supposed to be like that. At least in a Lucas dizzy.
In my case, the springs are too long to fully retract the weights so at least one of them definitely needs to be replaced. JEGS and Summit have springs for all sorts of distributors but not Lucas. D and D didn't have any ideas.
However... there are several companies that still make compatible distributors and they must be getting springs from somewhere. (Although I guess there's no guarantee that any of the aftermarket distributors use the same advance mechanism as the original.)