wire it by the book.
I had a Buick nailhead in my willys and put on a new Dist cap and Rotor, I had the Ford FE firing order and cyl numbering sequence memorized.( I worked for Ford) and wired it up the Ford way. It ran crappy but started and ran/ Some of the Cyl's were getting the correct spark timing. and of course some were not Number one and dist rotation were different but it ran.