Alright.... Doohan come pick it up... I seriously give up/quit/at the end of my patience level.
First- my fault on the guide... sh*t happens
Then- shim drops out of the follower/bucket and down into the engine disappearing down a little passage. I stared befuddled as I used a magnet to pull the damned thing out, After a bit of contemplation I realize that is an oil return passage; one-way trip down to the sump.... pull the exhaust off, pull off the sump, retrieve the shim (had to anyway... needed to know what f*cking value was stamped on it to shim the damned valve....)
Sump back up and torqued down (after stripping the drain bolt because I'm a putz that grabbed a 13mm socket instead of 12 and rounded it off whilst removing it). Shims all in-place, followers all back in their respective location, cam brackets/hold-downs in place (after realizing there appears to be no cam bearings required... after 20 minutes of searching the book there is not...) Stick all the bolts back in their respective holes for the cam brackets (cam timing set obviously), start evenly and slowly snugging the holders down in proper order, get to round 20,000 and all the bolts are just seated. get the torque wrench out and start torqueing bolts down... SNAP... WTF?!?!?! Look at the torque wrench... set to 8.5 ftlbs (12nm roughly).... no clue why it snapped... so now I am going to order a whole new set of bolts and replace every one of them =(
But- why would the bolt just snap?!?!?!?! It does look like the head/valves have been worked on at some point at there are markings on the head (unless this is from the factory?)
No cam bearings?!?!?
Sump down enough to retrieve my shim...
Block markings...are these factory?!?!
Had everything properly sorted to go back in its original position... still not sure why the damned bolt would snap =(