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Well I am back . I am down to the chain. I can't see any markI on the crankshaft sprocket gear. I line up the keyway with the stamped dot on the engine block. I was able to put 2 8mm bolts thru the can sprocket onto the block . I would be much surer if I knew this had a mark on crank to line up. I put a drop of paint on the tooth lining up with the stamped dot timing mark. I put wood over the exhaust cam sprocket wedging it in tight. I removed the 2 10 mm bolts holding the tensioner an removed it and shoe. If I don't put in a chain I am not likely to make a mistake . I would like to put a new one in . I got the old water pump out of the blocck removing 3 nuts. . Let me know about the way I have it setting for timming. Tell me about the chain too. I have a chiltton's to refer to also with diagrams.
the dimple is on the block side. Nothing on the crank . The 8mm bolts freely go in. I am going to see if #1 poston is at TDC to be sure. Do you put a new chain when you replace a pump always?