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No need to be nervous. The proper tools are cheap. Don't waste your time with the stupid bolt turn method. Buy some 8" digital calipers and make your life easier. Plus, the calipers can be used for other things.

I bought a pair of these back in 2010 and still use them without issue: https://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-1478-Fractional-Stainless/dp/B001UA7RHS?th=1

Just read up on the exhaust opening/intake closing method to find the base circle of the cam and use your pushrod length checker to find zero lash. Unbolt the rocker and use your calipers to measure the length of the checker, and then add your desired preload to that measurement. That sum is the pushrod length you need.

Put some teflon tape on the checker tool's threads so it doesn't spin while you are removing it and fudge your measurement.
 

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No need to be nervous. The proper tools are cheap. Don't waste your time with the stupid bolt turn method. Buy some 8" digital calipers and make your life easier. Plus, the calipers can be used for other things.

I bought a pair of these back in 2010 and still use them without issue: https://www.amazon.com/General-Tools-1478-Fractional-Stainless/dp/B001UA7RHS?th=1

Just read up on the exhaust opening/intake closing method to find the base circle of the cam and use your pushrod length checker to find zero lash. Unbolt the rocker and use your calipers to measure the length of the checker, and then add your desired preload to that measurement. That sum is the pushrod length you need.

Put some teflon tape on the checker tool's threads so it doesn't spin while you are removing it and fudge your measurement.
Thanks I've been reading a ton of crap because I'm also doing the oil pump as well
 
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