I have that information right in front of me. Ok, you have a hold down screw at the 10 o'clock and the 4 o'clock position. Your rotor turns clockwise. Number one cylinder is at 3 o'clock, just before the hold down screw at 4 o'clock. Then continue clockwise with 5, 3, 6, 2 & 4. You should be in business!
Mine is at 6 as well? It was anyways, it's out now & trying to figure it out. It was installed incorrectly, set the timing but not the ignition timing, at least not properly ciz is wasn't on the #1 cylinder? Only 1 right way & 1 wrong eay to install the distributor isn't there?
There is no specific place #1 has to be, as was stated. IT's all relative to where the rotor is facing when the #1 piston is at TDC. There might be a common direction when Ford put the distributors in the engine, but if it's been removed, that is all out. I try and get it back in about the same position as it gives good room for adjustment, concerning the vacuum advance. You want to have ample room to turn the distributor without hitting anything.