I took the truck’s timing chain cover back off. I took off the chain, the cam locater plate, the various pulleys and gears. Carefully, then, I degreased and examined each item for any marks placed as reference points.
The cam locater plate was upside down and backwards.
The distributer drive shaft has timing marks that must be oriented.
The crankshaft sprocket has a timing mark filled smooth with grease.
The timing chain does NOT have two bright links. I created a second bright link at the correct interval.
Then I put it all back together, without the radiator or fastening down the top cover. After two cycles of the starter motor, the engine started. vroooOOOM.
Tonight, I will take it all apart again to install the oil flinger, which I cleverly left off.
Crossposted from Epinepherine & Sophistry