Sheesh, everybody's a critic!!
I do know that the picture of the wire on cap configuration gives the best rotation of the cap for setting timing. It offers the best positioning, minimizing interference with the distributor plugs etc. with the engine peripherals in the vicinity of the distributor. It also matches the Service Manual specs. Of course, that's all still a matter of "taste".
JazzMan is correct however. After rereading the thread, it seems if you've "lost" TDC position, you have start from scratch. I'd use that opportunity to reorient the distributor to give you the most unobstructed "swing" for setting the timing.
Just my preference, but I'm "anal"
Marc in sunny Titusville, FL
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