Originally Posted by willwren
To my knowledge (based on doing this twice on L27'*) is that the rocker bolts are not TTY. Only the head bolts are.
Series II rocker bolts are TTY, don't know about Series I.
When cleaning the deck of the block, I found some yogurt containers that fit in the cylinder bores. I cut them down to about an inch tall, that way you can rotate the crank to get all of the cylinders down the bore enough to fit all three in. You'll need to finish the surface with Scrotch Brite pads.
Tape off the lifter gallery while doing this to keep the crap out. Vacuum really well with a shop vac after. Just before final assembly, pour fresh motor oil (cheap kind) all over the lifters and inside the gallery. Change the engine oil and filter as one of the last things before engine start up.
Consider buying ARP head studs if the price comparison is reasonable, they have a more even clamping force, and they're reusable.
Soak the lifters for 24 hours in motor oil. Make sure they are completely covered in oil and give them a shake a couple of times, you'll see some come out. No need to attempt to pump them up.