Originally Posted by cjjeeper258
Also I have seen people with the motor running, loosen the rocker arm until the lifter starts to tick and then tighten until the tick goes away, and then take the rocker arm nut 1/4 turn tighter. This way the lifter is in the 'ballpark'.
This is how you adjust SBC lifters, however, they are hydraulic. To adjust solid lifters, you will need to find out what the clearances are for the intake and exhaust valves. Roll each piston up to TDC on the compression stroke and use a feeler gauge to obtain the proper clearances. You will also have to install studs in the head and use a nylok nut to make this work. personally, I can't find a reason to switch.