Yep, that's me. :)
I guess I'll remove all the shims and use the rocker assembly as is.
I figured as long as I had the chance, why not spend a little extra effort to make things fit as they should, but in this case that doesn't seem possible.
Reminds me of the .50 caliber percussion pistol kit I received long ago. I planned to take my time building it and make a truly nice piece. Unfortunately, the factory had pre-drilled some holes in the stock and partially inletted a portion of where the lock fits. They did such a sloppy job I gave up any hope of crafting a well-fit gun. Those big, disgusting gaps couldn't be fixed.
>>>*From the series of discussion we have had, I think you are a lot like I am.
I always wanted to build an engine that is perfect. By "perfect", that means to me that every clearence at every point, every weight, every part is exact. With the best tooling available at my disposal, I would then be unable to find any variation, any flaw.
I have built or worked on literally thousands of engines, that is likely an understatement.
To date, I have never accomplished perfection. I have had people tell me there were, but I always knew. I have seen my work win races, and knew that at the moment they were the best of the bunch.
Yet always I knew there was a bore off 4 decimal points, one cylinder that was not quite the same, one port that did not flow perfectly with no way for my poor skills to correct.
The truth is that it drives me nuts....*LOL**...Over the years I have come to accept the fact that many other hands, many other pieces of machinery make all those parts, and they all come together at one point.
The job then is to check, double check, and make it all work. The vast majority of the time it does....*EB
*Beats the he** outa me!....*LOL**...