I agree with you Dan. I looked at two TO30's and the wiring was the same way with both. The #1 is in the 7:00 position on the cap. Now maybe by turning the distributor I could put the cap in the 10:00 position. All I know is its running real smooth. I did unhook each wire while it was running and it did make a difference so all cylinders are firing.
As for the governor I have about a 1/8 inch play in the linkage on the governor lever arm rod. The top part of the rod that bolts to the compensating spring lever is wore a lot. Could this throw the governor off?