Hello, I am John, a Ford dealer technician.
I hope I can help solve your problem quickly and accruately.
First the chains have some gold/bronze links. If you cant see them XXXXX XXXXXke this.
here are the cam marks
and here are the crank marks
now you line up the marked chain links with the timing marks and it is in time.
I hope this answer has been helpful to you! If you have any further questions please feel free to ask.
you got it! hope this helps.
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i think the engine might fall into the 2001 motor category. i looked all over the internet and found all kinds of different ways to time it. not sure which one is right but found one that has examples of only 2 links lining up on each chain to each gear and one keyway being 12 oclock the other being 11 oclock. whats happening
you can stretch out the chain like in the first pic. then mark the link on the ends of the chain. just like the pic.
click here for detailed info on timing (you dont need the tools mentioned in the instructions to do this. remove the cam followers and it will be easy without the tools)
hope this answer has been helpful to you! If you have any further questions please feel free to ask.