Originally Posted by scottydsntknow
No, pedestals you have to use shims and make sure everything is in spec once its torqued down.
and you shouldn't skip this step, just because the engine will run doesn't mean you have proper valve train geometry. How do I know?
because I tore up a set of new heads this way, burning oil at 8K miles on the heads. that is a worst case senario though, most of the time you will just be leaving alot of power on the table and kill longevity.