1965 Superformance 427 Cobra, & 2022 BMW M850
Depending on how much time you have to devote to this you might want to look at an aftermarket ECU like an MS3Pro PnP or MS3Pro EVO <= clickable. They will start the engine, run the engine and get you away from the problem pit you are currently stuck in. If you use one of the PnP units you can use a factory wiring harness. The MS3Pro PnP supports variable cam timing on as many as four cams so you can keep the VCT feature the engine already has.