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Replace timing gears and chain on 350 chevy getting back in time

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There are two marks one on each grear they need to be pointing at each other i belive it is easyest to put the chain on the smaller grea ( the one on the crank) then put in the larger gear ( the one on the cam) but fiddle with it a lil bit and you will figure it out

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