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The mechanical advance springs and weights and vacuum advance canister are all identical to those found in points-type distributors. When the Unitized was optioned over points in an application, static timing and advance specification were no different than that of the points-type distributor. Offering no measurable performance increase over points, salesmen often sold the Unitized distributor to performance enthusiasts stating it would. The only real increases were in plug life, wet weather starting, and maintenance-free design.