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He never had the distributor out, so there was no way that it would be out 180 degrees.
If you didnt lift the distributor and rotate it, change the plug wires around, or change the timing gear orientation, you did not change anything.
Well, yeah, I had to change the distributor, but before I turned the motor one crank, it couldn't physically point towards #1.
When you get the engine purring, take a small chisel and make a pair of matching marks on your distributor shaft and the hold-down. This makes it easy to find the sweet spot for future timing adjustment.