insure that the proper clamp load is achieved.. I then removed the bolts, oiled them and torqued them to 22 ft-lbs, then to 33 ft-lbs. The final step I did was to torque the bolts 1/4 turn more in sequence which is the 90 degrees they call out for. If you are not using new bolts you may not need to do the first step. It's up to you. I mark the bolts so I don't have to think much when I am torquing them. You can see my numbers in the picture.
Here all the rockers are installed along with both the cams. Use plenty of oil or assembly lube. Be careful when installing your cam caps. Tighten them a little at a time and equally or you take a chance at breaking your cam or damaging your head.
Now you can move your crank 90 degrees CCW and line up your timing mark with the mark on the block.
Here is what it looks like when it's all together. Give it some slow spins and make sure your marks work out and there is no valve to piston contact and then you should be golden. Time to put your front cover on!
Install a new crank seal in the front cover and then flip it over and remove the oil pump cover. There are 9 star bolts that hold it on. this picture shows it removed already. You need to pack all the open spaces in the oil pump full of Vaseline. This will prime the pump so you can get oil pressure right off the bat. Sorry, I didn't get a picture of it with all the Vaseline in it but just fill all the open spaces with it.
The oil pans on and buttoned up. This is where I left it today. I am planning on installing it next Saturday so this week I will put the intake, exhaust, and accessories on to get it ready to put on the hook early Saturday morning. I was hoping to get a little bit farther today but life gets in the way and that's not a bad thing.
Overall, I did get a lot done and it should be fairly easy to get it finished up for Saturday. Check back and see if this thing will run.