Is my distributor in right?

Here's what I did.
I pulled the distributor and bought a new one (the pickup coil was bad and I decided to just replace the whole distributor). I screwed up
what I was told. I was told to turn the engine till the timing pointer was lined up with the groove in the balancer wheel, and the #1 plug wire in line with the rotor. Then to mark the distributor housing where the rotor was pointing. I did all of this, except for one thing. I thought I had the #1 plug wire, but did not notice they were crossedin the loom, so I had the rotor pointing to the #7 wire instead.
I transferred my pencil mark from the old distributor to the new one and put the distributor in with the rotor pointing to the exact same place. I never turned the engine in between, except after the new distributor was already meshed in the gear, I had to turn the engine by hand to get the oil pump lined up. Then I returned the timing pointer back to the line and the rotor pointed toward the #7 wire again.
I am thinking I should be OK, but not sure?????
Will this work?
Mark
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snipped-for-privacy@UNLISTED.com wrote:

You'll know when you try to start it. rotate to 0 again
Mind the engine hits TDC twice a cycle. So the dist at 0' will either point to cyl 1 or 180deg out.
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If it runs and you can set initial timing, it's OK. If it runs but you can't get to initial, you can advance or retard the distributor by a tooth.
If you can't get it started, put #1 at TDC compression and start over.
I had been wondering why you pulled the distributor to change the pickup coil....
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Thanks I am going to give it a try (to start it) today. I had a mechanic tell me the only way to change the pickup coil was to pull the distributor. I now question that, because I still had to remove the reluctor. I think I could have done it without removing the dist. although it could have been a pain to get that reluctor off. (Actually it was a pain to get the dist. apart anyhow, thats why I replaced the whole thing. At a difference of $20 I was not going to argue). I think I wasted 3 hours trying to get that gear off the bottom of the dist. Apparently a gear puller is needed.....
Mark
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Can be done with the distributor installed-the reluctor is held on by a roll pin that runs the length of it. Usually you can remove the reluctor with a couple of screwdrivers or a battery terminal puller. A few other clips and the pickup assembly comes right off....
Good luck with the rest of it
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