X2..... On a solid cam its pretty easy but take your time and do one at a time... Also you can check each valve lash and note it down, once you finish then look for the tightest lash on the intake vrs the exhaust and go with that which will differ cold vrs hot and it all depends on iron or aluminum heads and block...By all means..you can set the lash non running with a mechanical cam.
As for the lash clearance without a card..you would need to pull the cam and hope a grind # is stamped on the end.
Not knowing for sure..intake .020",exhaust.022" with iron heads and block and then run lash loops from there.
Here is a link on how to... Make you read and if you have solids you follow the solid instruction...OK...so how do you set the lash?
One way to check if they are solid or hydraulic is when you are ready to check valve lash and there is none then its most likely hydraulic but if you have say .020 then its a solid cam.how often should I have to adjust the lash?
Also, is there any sure-fire way to know if I have a solid or hydraulic cam? My springs are very large, (thick), which is why someone told me they assume it is a mechanical cam...