No its not a question of what's the right way or how do you do it. TDC works fine for me.
My question is, I find my self lashing them say once every 3-4 trips. Is this normal? I set them at .016. Also what do they Valve lash caps do? I know a stud girdle would help but that would require new valve covers. The rockers are Crane Gold 1.5's.