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Lets talk about..... Bent Valves

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For everyone who doesn't bother to read the introductions, I just bought a 99 SOHC that jumped time. I took it apart and discovered that the passenger side head is 90 degrees (ccw if it matters) out of time.
My question is, what are the odds that the valves are bent?
Here is the data.
90 degrees out of time (timing mark at 9 when should be at 12)
Pulled the spark plugs, nothing appeared to hit them

Did I get lucky? Or is there some other way to check?

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For an update, it seems 90 degrees on the passenger side does not bend valves.

I timed it and installed the new belt and it is running great. I took it on it's "check ride", in fact it was the first time I ever drove it. It ran great, but I do have one small issue (I'm going to start a thread about it because I would like the answer to be searchable).
Someone who worked on it before me removed the vacuum canister and bypassed it, and I cannot figure out where the hell it goes.
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