Well, found the problem... or at least one... pulled the front tappet cover off, and there in the bottom was one half of a keeper, the spring retainer with a big ding in the side of it, and the valve guide bushing retainer.
So... now we know that. The next question is, why... and from there, I need to figure out just how it needs to go back together, if there is any damage I need to look for (or just replace parts and see what it does), and decide if I need to pull the head to know for sure that things are okay, and get it back together.
So, at least I now know something... what Im going to do about it... well, thats where Ill start studying the manuals again, and come up with a game plan.
If anyone has suggestions that know these motors better than I, Im all ears on easier, faster, or better ways to go about things. The spring compressor is likely something Ill have to finagle once I know what all needs to go back where.
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