I agree, sounds like coolant from a bad seal at the timing cover. Crap job to have to do again. I just did one on mine. Was the timing cover surface clean and not pitted around the water holes? Mine was corroded and I had to re-build it with JB Weld, then sand it flat. I also used a smear of sealant around the water passages in addition to the gasket. Not a bead, just a smear with the finger.