Long Story short:
Do the BS elim. with oil pum change, and put in a new Timing belt. 2 days later, start it up, realize that a piece of what I used to hold the tensoiner compressed with is caught in tensioner. Fix that, redo TB. 2 weeks later, valves hit, timing skipped hella much. I figure, my fault, get a new tensioner (old one had the pin holes outta line, but it still compressed fine). Change valves, keep same TB, change tensionser. Drive for 3 days, then, again, valves hit.....
At first I thought, I screwed up the tensioner and that caused the problem. But....now that is new, and the only thing left is the TB. I have noticed that it has been much easier for me to get the TB onto the car, a helluva lot easier. I figured it to be because I've gotten used to doing it and it was just experience kicking in, But now, I dunno.
I went on partsdinosaur.com to look at getting new valves, and scan the TB he has for sale, and the numbers on the TB in his store are different from the numbers on the one I bought from Kragen. Now, I figure that the part nubmers may be different, but the belt measurement is different as well.
Is it truly possible that I was sold the wrong TB? The TB is always tight when I finish the install and when I manually turn the crank. My only other variable is the tensioner pulley/bearing, but I don't think that is the cause of the TB skipping. Anyone ever been sold the wrong TB? If so, what did you do? I know I'll be getting a refund on the TB, but I think I may need to throw a fit to get my money for valves back.