Timing chain install
Hey guys, I'm running a stock 84 ford 460 in my F250. I was finishing some other work today and the neighbor and my uncle were there helping me. They have about 30-50 years mechanics experience between them and I have 5. I mentioned I was going to install a double roller timing chain straight up to take away the stock retard. They said that I have no reason to do this, because I will still be running a smogger(stock) cam and my valves aren't going to be opening and closing right? Is this even remotely true? They also said that a 390 or 350 would stomp a 460 any day of the week in anything, so don't know how much they know about a 460 in general.
At some point I will be running headers, to 3 inch duals exiting behind passenger tire also.
I set timing at 0, check to see if its on number 1 cylinder, pull the front, line up crank and cam at 12/16 slap on the chain, put new gaskets on, put the front back on, set timing and go right? Just want to make sure I do it right when I pull it.