undergoing my first build of my 318 LA motor that's going in my 68 coronet. Just got the motor back from the machine shop with the pistons and crank assembled and timimg chain + gears. time for me to start assembling the rest of my engine. Need a lot of help. the machine shop left the bolt on top timimg gear loose. is there something that I need to install before putting the timing chain cover on?
yes.. you are missing the fuel pump eccentric..
have you seen this article series???http://www.moparmusclemagazine.com/techarticles/mopp_0810_318_small_block_budget_build_part1/you can see the fuel pump eccentric where he is removing the timing cover in photo 3 or 4.
Nope, never seen this article but it looks like it will be a big help. thanks for the link!