Took the distributor out of the case 440 to install points and didn't pay attention to the rotor position. I did mark the outside alignment of the distributor but now I realize I needed to do both. Manual says there is a mark on the flywheel "IG" to preposition before I drop the distributor back in with. I can't find the IG mark and the flywheel is pretty clean so I am using the "DC" mark. In the manual picture the DC and IG marks seem only 2-4 degrees off anyway. I know I have a 50 50 chance of finding the compression stroke and I am feeling for the puff of air out of the spark plug hole. If I get it wrong, instead of pulling out the distributor AGAIN can I merely swap all the spark plug wires on the distributor cap 180 degrees? Reason I ask is it is a bear to get the distributor in/out because of a stripped clamp screw. I have always wondered if you could swap the plug wires 180 degrees if you end up with the initial flywheel position at TDC of the exhaust stroke.
Thanks! It will satisfy my curiosity and save me some trouble.