Yeah, you can probably get it to mis-fire by turning the distributor all the way one way or the other so that the spark won't jump to the terminal in the cap, but the distributor doesn't regulate the timing.
The EZL ignition reads crank position, then calculates the delay for the next spark and fires the coil and the appropriate time. Distributor just sends the spark to the correct plug.
On the M103, the distributor doesn't move.
1972 220D ?? miles
1988 300E 200,012
1987 300D Turbo killed 9/25/07, 275,000 miles
1985 Volvo 740 GLE Turobodiesel 218,000
1972 280 SE 4.5 165, 000 - It runs!