I finally put the timing light on- no spark, though #1 did spark when tested in output test mode.
OE ECU is zero degrees timing on cold start, and slowly advances as warming up to 10 degrees where the idle stays at.
If the MS is syncing, shouldn't it be sparking? I currently have all four pots well over 8 times counter clockwise. Reason 84 is still at the very beginning of cranking, and lost sync count down to 2 from 3 (maybe because I did not crank as long as the last log). Dwell seems to go up to 11ms (assuming this is spark dwell), doesn't seem like an awful lot? The OE ignitor is 'smart', it is supposed to cut off over-voltage and current to the coils, but from what I understand its not supposed to completely cut it off, just clamp past a max value.
I found this sink loss chart, http://www.msextra.com/doc/ms3/syncloss.html
but it does not go up to 84.