It's all these "little things" at the end of an engine build that just takes time.  In your mind all you have to do is . . .  throw the pushrods in, adjust, set the timing, done.  But it's the leftover box of parts that always gets hoarded and rummaged through to find the small screws, clips, washers and nuts that you need to get this thing done right. 
So we kept working on this motor in-between leftover turkey sandwiches.  The pushrod covers were clotted with old oil from years and years of leaking - baked on like hard grease.  I used a plastic razor blade, solvent, brass brush and hot water with Ivory Liquid, and it still left a few spots. 
The reproduction pushrods will work just fine I guess?  They just look weird.

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