When withdrawn the screw of the drive gears has turned the rotor slightly anti-clockwise. Note that the V8 distributor turns clockwise with the engine running, not anti-clockwise as on the 4-cylinder engine.
First piston out.
Head gasket, showing the four virtually equidistant head bolts around each cylinder (green), the 'extra' four (red), and signs of blow-by on the centre two cylinders (yellow). This is despite the extra four having been tightened to only 25 ft lb last time.