Always put a towel under the chain when taking the master link out. I realize you probably already know that but just in case
I use a small stub flat head screwdriver to take the masterlink apart. From the intake side of the car put your left hand under the chain and with the right hand put the flat head on the open end of the master link and pull it towards you. The open end always goes towards the exhaust side. The bolt on the front of the head that locks the tensioner in doesn't have to be gorilla tight, just tight. There are a lot of these little things that will help you enjoy the process and have a motor you can be proud of.
The passenger seat is 15 miles an hour faster than the drivers seat.
2017 Giulia Q4
74 GTV restored daily driver
71 Berlina in 2L restored driver
the ones that got away:
1959 750 series Giulietta Spider Veloce
1962 Giulietta Spider normale
1965 Giulia Sprint normale