I knew I should have looked at the new distributor that was delivered before I went out of town. It was for a 1980's Chevrolet! Anyway, using the old distributor and guessing on timing, I turned the key and it fired right up! No ticking, knocking or backfiring! It sounds like new! Only issue I have is that when I replaced the timing chain, I probably should have dropped the oil pan so that I could have put a lot of gasket sealant where they butt up against each other, because I have an oil leak there (Dammit)! I tried spraying some sealant there but no dice! I'm gonna pull off the fan again so I can get a closer look at the cover to make sure the leak is in fact there. I torqued the timing chain cover to GM specs so that should not be an issue. I am getting a code for the crank position sensor, but I believe that is because the timing is out. It does drive great, though. I need to take it to a garage, because my scanner does not have the Cam retard option, so they will need to set the timing.
Thank you everyone for your help, It was much appreciated.
Sunday, January 12th, 2020 AT 12:13 PM