Hi Kriss, It's not really a big deal. The books say to bring the piston to TDC ( top dead center ) as the distributor is positioned to fire that cylinder and then adjust both intake and exhaust valves, but my buddy who has owned a garage for many years tells me to adjust the intake valve when the exhaust begins to open and the exhaust valve when the intake finishes closing. It has always worked for me. You can do it without special tools but an L handled box wrench, specifically for this job makes it a lot less clumsy. They don't cost much and if you've got solid lifters you'll be using them again. Your adjustment is perfect when you feel a little drag on the feeler blade. I like to make a diagram and number the cylinders and valves so I can cross them off as I go. My mind isn't as sharp as it was. Let us know how it goes.
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Jimmy B. Just can't wait to get on the road again.
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