Thats the weird thing, all the diagrams and service manuals tell me the #1 cylinder is the front one on the passenger side, ok the sprockets on that head are open???? when the marks are lined up on that head. they should be closed..as you stated. ???? The head on the drivers side are all closed when the marks are lined up.. So did the machine shop take off the sprockets to true up the head and put them back wrong??? I am afriad to say it
but I don't think I put the wrong head on each side because everything is lined up that goes back.... OMG!!!!
Thank you so much for your help with this!!!!!!!!!
Ok just made sure the heads are on the correct side OMG I was about to freak the hell out if that was wrong, but now I'm sure thay are right.
Ok got home and checked all the gears and timing marks. The gears have not been moved on the head. Looking at the motor from the front of the car I put the front passenger side piston at TDC started the belt there on crank went up to guide pulley then to gear on drivers side with marks lined up then under the water pump then back up over the gears( which I had to use a socket to line up the timing mark) then the next gear which I had to line up with the socket also then tentioner pulley. turned the motor over twice and marks line up. If I am using this compression tester correct I have no compression. I thought that the TDC #1 cylinder's head timing marks should line up by hand which tells me the valves are closed?? The gears on the drivers side is perfect lined up with no pressure on them like that head has the valves closed? I'm so confused. Pressure tester should be put in the #1 piston and holding the trottle open turn the motor and pressure should show right?