Have to keep the chain tight on the tensioner side when installing the cams, but yeah it looks right. What do the cams look like from the other side (the lobes)? Once the cams are set and tensioner installed, turn it over a couple times by hand, set T mark in the hole, and verify cams are correct.
You’re lining up the line next to the T (not the actual T) in the timing hole on the crank?
Head was off, so new gasket? Yes, compression test would indicate the head not seated right, valve not closing or bent, etc.
Valve lash could be bad for a number of reasons. Shim falls out, buckets switched around, etc.
Only other thing that comes to mind is pinching a wire or something while pulling the motor or parts off of it.
94mm bbk, +4 stroker, Hot Cams, Vertex piston, FMF Power Bomb header and Power Core can, KW black diamond valves/dual springs, FCR39, K&N, Elka long-travel LT fronts and rear, Houser +3, +3/4 LT A-arms, American Star pro xs chromoly tie rods, Dyna non-programable, Tusk +3 axle.
Last edited by jetmech25; 06-28-2018 at 11:43 PM.