Tim, good post but what's the deal with the plug wire routing?
The plug wire can be mounted in both direstions, toward the spark plug and away from the spark plug. If most first timers are left to reinstall the plug wire without assistance they will point the plug wire toward the spark plug and actually the plug wire points away from the spark plug and uses up the loop of spark plug wire.
Other things to watch for...
...leaving the ground wire off of the fan.
...not plugging the wire onto the temperature sensor on the bottom of the radiator.
...trying to install the leftside valve cover bolts in the rightside.
...tell me if this is correct
. The cam caps are torqued at 55 inch pounds and the valve cover is torqued at ?? inch pounds.
...use a 1/4" drive torque if one is available. The torque readings are in the middle of the scale and should be more accurate.
...forgetting to reset the ratchet on the cam chain tensioner.
...making sure you see the T mark (it is on its side) for the timing.
...make sure the feeler gauge is separated. Do not let the .004 and .005 or the .005 and .006 or .006 and .007 feelers get together and give you a false reading. If you are using the .008 feeler you should be able to see the .009 and .007.
...there must be more.
These are things I have seen repeated at Tech Days.