All in the timing

Sometimes luck sees you return from a 2500 km trip with no hassles.
Along the beaches East of Esperance you don't want to break down.
Then heading to work the morning you return the Syncro dies.

Turns out to be the hall sender thing on the distributor. A used dizzy has me going again. The timing was set at 8-9 degrees advanced and the old girl runs stronger than ever on 95 RON. Mechanic's recommendation.