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    Default Distributor with 2 different springs in distributor - 1976 Chrysler 360

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    not able to get over 3k RPM. reliable otherwise.

    opened distributor and noticed 2 different flyweight springs. one is much thicker/heavier than the other. Would the previous owner have done that intentionally? See attached.
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    Default Re: Distributor with 2 different springs in distributor - 1976 Chrysler 360

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    Default Re: Distributor with 2 different springs in distributor - 1976 Chrysler 360

    I believe that is typical for Chryslers. Increases spring rate as engine RPM increases.

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    Default Re: Distributor with 2 different springs in distributor - 1976 Chrysler 360

    The two springs are there for a purpose. It has an aggressive first stage of spark advance then the second spring kicks in and slows down the spark advance. Notice the one spring does not do anything until the advance has turned around 10-15 degrees
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