Agreed. In fact, it's so unlikely they go back together correctly, that if they do, the FIRST thing you should do is go by a lottery ticket because you'd be one seriously LUCKY fool.
Sorry to say, but remove the cover, clean all surfaces and set the valve lash the correct way. The spec on these is very tight and not terribly forgiving. The last one I did, chattered a bit and it was only a few thousandths of an inch off. I had to remove the cover and set them again. A tip- set your valves, then rotate the engine through several cycles and re-check.
Hi guys it's chance..sorry about the no reply but I think the old Dell pc got bit by a storm....any way for a first timer it went back together,runs and cuts like a brand new one! Took me several trys to get the valves adjusted correct..but it was a lot of fun to learn new stuff..but I'm sure thankful for everyone's info and advice ..it helped me a lot.. chance