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Generally speaking, most install heights are checked after a set of cylinder heads has been restored. This would include checking the heads for cracks, resurfacing the deck, lapping the valves, and giving it a final cleaning. At this point, Michael Consolo began to assemble the cylinder heads by first applying some assembly lube to the stem of each valve. Note: assembly lube will stick to the stem longer than oil and will prevent galling of the valve once the engine is started.