All true on the dist. All good points(no pun intended).
Discon vac/adv when checking timing with a light.
Mine is set at 8 deg BTDC (It pings at 10) Every engine is different.
1960 Convertible (Orig owner)
Pic of car with my son Justin (15 Y/O 6'1")
Poss 3rd Gen T/B owner