Heads are at the machine shop
The manager of the shop took one look at my keepers and said we better get new one so we are getting new. Apparently the old keepers took a bit of hammering. Not sure why unless the springs were in fact starting to bounce on me.
After I got my 7/16 rocker studs it then occurred to me that I am also going to need 7/16 poly locks, LOL. Eh, oh well.
Had a great conversation with the actual dude that is doing my valve job and head assembly. He was looking at the angle cut work and asked several questions about that and the heads, what I'm running them on, looked over my port work. "The proof will be in the pudding" is what I got, LOL. It is good that the person doing the work would be that interested in what it is about.
I use 2 machine shops and have for several years. One does a few things that the other doesn't do. My heads/block, etc shop did not want to torque the gland nut on my air cooled German engine, LOL. My other shop only had 1 person that knew how to set the thrust washers and torque that huge moly nut for the flywheel. It was the owner himself.
I just checked and the shop said they had found no surprises at all so it is going well.
1965 289 mustang fastback