No doubt there will be the "odd" dizzy that may be be crook,the point is,if the rotor button does not line up with the "post" in the dizzy (number one plug lead) along with the pulse generator or reluctor teeth (on dizzy shaft) lining up with the pick up coil, (the "teeth" on the "outside" ) then you will have problems.
All these marks and "teeth" need to line up with number 1 cylinder on TDC compression,if they line up at this point you then advance the dizzy slightly so that the thing will start and run half decent, then you set the timing with a light.No point trying to set it up with 10 or 12 when the engine is not running while fitting dizzy.
If there is a problem after doing that then there is something else wrong,,it could be the module in dizzy? or a poor wire/ing connection.
You should be able to set any dizzy up on a bench and test it and it should throw a spark,but having said that they can do some weird shit under load.