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1990 beretta timing chain

I have a 1990 beretta 3.1 V6 changed the timing chain on it dont start went back out to try and it back fired i now the timing is off but lined the dots evenly does the #1 cylinder have to be to the top or is it 2 to 1 ratio

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#1 cylinder on top and on compression stroke....NOT on exhaust stroke...

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