Chilton's says to install cylinder head, piston #1 should be at top
dead center while the camshaft pulley reads "UP". This sounds pretty
simple to me. However, I have a friend who's a mechanic and he insists
that I remove the crankshaft pulley in order to see the timing
sprocket, which also has marks that need to be lined up correctly. I
would be okay with that, too, if the crankshaft bolt wasn't installed
at 180 ft. lbs. of torque. My air compressor and impact gun don't do
the trick. I've also tried heating the bolt. The next method I'll
employ is removing the starter to access the flywheel, which I can have
my neighbor brace with a prybar while I jump from the roof onto the
two-foot lead pipe slid onto the rachet. Before I do this, my
a) Is there a way to have everything lined up absolutely correctly
without having to remove the crankshaft pulley?
b) Any more suggestions on removing the crankshaft bolt?