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
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
I am thinking I should be OK, but not sure?????
Will this work?