ok so this is where things stand, this will be my last post since the chain is installed and this thread was about the timing chain install.
thanks to all of you for your help!!
used RTV and form-a gasket 2
same thing on the cover,
and the end result
that's it for today I'm going to let things cure overnight before I continue tomorrow with water pump, and so on...
I will try to remember to send send 1 last post when it's all together and finished.