Yes the head bolt torque procedure you followed is exactly as stated in the Ford shop manual. I have always thought the same as you, but have never run into a problem. It's even more scary on a diesel.
Now on the cam timing, you did line up the copper links on the chains to line up with cam and crank gears marks correct?
Well step #6 tells you to mark the chains if links are not visable. This is important for when tensioning the chains, it stays in time. You could easily end up a tooth off, if you did not have the correct number of chain links on each side. I would double check this, just to be sure.
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If you can not borrow a friend or neighbors [windows] computer to get file I sent you
I'm sorry Steve but the JA website Prohibits direct contact with customers. She could access the question with your log on. download the file and print it off for you
There is no way to alter or check a mechanical relationship electronically. The best thing to would to turn engine over by hand, making sure you don't feel/hear any pistons hitting valves. If not, you could then do a compression check, if your getting 150-175 psi your probably OK on the timing.
You can always leave me a bonus if you wish or accept again [that will charge you the $18 again] or post a new question requesting me.
Yes Steve I got your bonus, thank you. I am not really trying to get you to pay any more money. I would appreciate you requesting me [eppic60] should you need help in the future with something else on a ford product.
I wish you a happy, healthy new year...Glenn