"I'm certain I got the distr on the 'right way'. What happens if it's on 180 wrong?"
Impossible to put back together 180 off unless you broke something.
Check for spark. Should jump a 1/4" gap and be blue white - not yellow. Check firing order 1,2,4,3.
Check for fuel flow thru the bottom of the carb. Look for dirt or water.
It's either fuel or ignition. Figure out which it is and it will make the fix easier.