I am reassembling the 259. I have a question about the camshaft position. I have centered the camshaft marked tooth between the two marked teeth on the crank gear. Is that sufficient? I started thinking about the crank gear turning twice for each revolution of the cam gear and am wondering if I could be 180 degrees off.
I have searched but found nothing. The service manual just says not to disturb anything - which is impossible during a rebuild. There is a picture, but as I have the CD version I cannot see where the marks are.
I think I have the #1 piston at TDC on the compression stroke and the cam gear marked tooth is at the top of the gear - 180 from the crank gear.
The timing cover, pulleys, damper, cylinder heads, etc, are not installed yet.