Yes it can be done. Wont say its as fun as the engine out of the car though.
not to wake up an old thread, but how do you like the cams? Thinking of getting them.I recently got a set of Delta cams. I set the valve lash to .008 and .013. Well it sounds awful. Called Delta and they said it should be .006 and .008 and the motor is back in the car. Anyone ever adjust the valves in the engine bay?
Edit Sorry EJ253 SOHC with AVLS