Yeah I will be starting back up here. Ran into a few issues. I kinked the oil pan gasket when trying to get the timing cover back on. It was just too tight. Had to pull everything thing off and clear off all the silicone. Very frustrating day that was.
I dropped the lower oil pan then removed the screws to lower the upper oil pan so I can now get the lower timing cover on with no issues. Waiting on my friend to come over and help me with the timing first. After that I will start putting it all back together. I'm glad I did this log as its helped me memorize the parts and locations.
In retrospect it probably would be easier to just pull the engine since I got so deep. But I wasn't comfortable with that idea at the time.