Thanks for the reply!
No, in its first incarnation it ran at 13 degrees initial. Since then I've installed new heads, the 770 carb and put the battery in the trunk. Next time I'll change ONE thing, check it and move on to next thing.
I added a timing tape the other day so I could use a cheapo timing light instead of my digital. Same reading with both lights.
If I stabbed the dizzy incorrectly, couldn't I just rotate the cap until I found normal timing on the balancer?