RE: Timing Chain Alignment in 5.7L
Any that I have seen regardless of make or model have been dots together. When you took it apart were they together? If I remeber right in your other post you had not touched the timing chain yet, right? And it did run where it was, right? If so then if they were together or close that is how they would go. It is also the factory engine too, right?, just modified to a card setup with the computer out/disconnected? You might be able to ask a dealer or even go to a local shop and see what their books say. If I had to guess I would say together, but you don't want to run it to far off as you can destroy valves and pistons.