Hello I will help you with your question,
Do you have the oil pan off?
You have to remove the pickup tube to remove the front cover not the head
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Look this over and let me know if you have further uestions about this
I think is is half and half to do it that way.
This job has a book time of 7.5 hours so it is not easy by any means.
You do have the procedure to replace and time the chains?
as a matter of fact george i dont have the procedure to replace and time the chains ive got an old repair manual a friend gave me nothing up to date so if you could help me with that then i beleive youve answered all my questions in a comprehensive and timely manner and i will proceed to accept your answer so you can get paid for all your help thank you very much george really appreciate it my friend
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Let me know what I can do to help