1984 Pontiac Firebird timing chain setup

Tiny
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Engine Mechanical problem
1984 Pontiac Firebird V8 Two Wheel Drive Automatic 184K miles

i disconnected the timing chain and rotated only the crank (lost count maybe 2 or 3 times). Now the two dots on the cam and crank meet at 6 & 12 o'clock, respectively. The number 6 piston seems to near the top but not sure (nor do I think it is TDC). The striker on the rotor is just past the number three (following the firing order). What do I move to get the striker on the number six? Will I cause any damage to the push rods (or anything else) if I connect the battery to turn the engine? What is the best way to turn the crank? Now I have all the spark plugs out.
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Saturday, March 28th, 2009 AT 1:32 PM

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Tiny
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With crank at 12 and cam at 6 then it times off cyl 6 so rotor needs to be pointing at wire for cyl 6. Remove dist and reset turn engine by hand NO STARTER put crank bolt in and turn with that
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Saturday, March 28th, 2009 AT 2:05 PM
Tiny
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Is it automatically set up that if crank at 12 and cam at 6 removing the distributor and resetting it at the # 6 Wire will put me in time? And I can close it up and drive away?
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 AT 7:52 AM
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Yes light it up
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Thursday, April 2nd, 2009 AT 3:14 PM

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