How to install CAM and timing procedure?

Tiny
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  • 2018 FORD F-150
  • 5.0L
  • V8
  • 4WD
  • AUTOMATIC
  • 8,500 MILES
Need a diagram and procedure on how to install the cams and VCT timing chains as well with the main timing chains on the truck listed above. I bought a short block and I'm going to assemble it.
Friday, October 8th, 2021 AT 12:10 AM

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Tiny
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Hello,

I have attached the timing chain, cam and the VCT timing replacement procedures below.

Please let me know if you need any other information.
Thank you.

https://www.2carpros.com/articles/how-camshaft-variable-valve-timing-works
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Friday, October 8th, 2021 AT 8:14 AM
Tiny
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Thank you very much. This helps a lot. By any chance do you have the head installing instructions and torque specs?
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Friday, October 8th, 2021 AT 10:23 AM
Tiny
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You are welcome.
I have attached the cylinder head replacement procedure including the torque sequence and specifications.
Let me know how it turns out.
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Friday, October 8th, 2021 AT 11:00 AM
Tiny
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Okay, thank you. One last question so since I'm going to start on a new short block in what position do I place the crankshaft keyway to start doing the timing? Is there a procedure for that or do I start at 3:30?
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Friday, October 8th, 2021 AT 11:20 AM
Tiny
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You want to keep the keyway at 3:30 after you remove the chain and when you install the chain.
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Friday, October 8th, 2021 AT 11:30 AM

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