Jano, always appreciate the advice from everyone here. Sounds good, I will pick up a Cloyes set-up from Summit or the like. I have a good working knowledge but by no means a Car Mechanic kinda knowledge. If you were talking mechanical in the trades, THEN we can talk about dimensional changes in materials with different expansion coefficients and expansion ratings caused by temperature changes at a constant pressure. Thermal baby! LOL
I crack myself up...
Maroman, you DID NOT lead me anywhere negative. It ended up being some sort of adhesive buildup cocked at an angle. Which gave the illusion that the markings might not be lining up. But I am happy to say the crank looks great, as does the balancer. No burrs to be found upon close inspection.
Will get the timing chain set-up, make sure everything lines up, adjust the valves and start reassembly. Have a lot of notes on what to do as I go.
Have had the plugs out now for a few days. Does turn over nicely.
Here is balancer, timing cover all cleaned up and date photographed on each. Also the cam gear only had "3" full teeth! The rest were worn down or near gone. Good thing you all said to pull it apart. First up close up of teeth...Danny