Do it dave's way and it will work. Look closely at the underside of the dizzy cap. The external wire locations DO NOT match the interior locations, so the wires can exit on the correct side of the motor. The internal firing order is 123456. I can't remember what the external one is, but it's DIFFERENT.
I set the crank and cams to the marks. THe dside cam will be stable on the mark, with the cam not on the peak of any cam lobe, and both valves for number 1 will be closed. The pside cam will be poised on the peak of a cam lobe, and want to jump off if disturbed in any direction. If the above all holds, the engine is mechanically in time on tdc 1. Now install the dizzy.
Install the dizzy this way. Look at the dizzy drive gear and the lower dizzy shaft housing. There is a drilled mark and a cast line. Turn the shaft to align these and hold it there. Stab the dizzy with the retaining stud centered in the adjustment slot or aligned with any cast mark, letting the shaft start to rotate as the helical gears engage. Gear engagment should be pretty smooth and in line, with only minor hunting for the slot in. I test and fine set the timing with a light. If you are 180 out, you won't see the timing notch.
If the timing marks on the timing cover don't line up. I think you have the belt off a notch. Yes, you have to take off the a/c and ps pump and that monster bracket and all that crap again.
Make sure the install of the plug wires is correct. All decent dizzy caps will have the cylinder #'s cast in.
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