Yeah it kinda does. I believe in this position all of the cylinders are in a neutral (not all the way up or down) point in their rotation. I have not done a Head R/R on these motors. to me it wouldn't make a difference where the piston was as I rotate the engine for each cylinder before adjusting the valve for that cylinder.
[EDIT: these motors don't have an adjustable rocker arm. Looks like it's a set it and forget it deal. Roll your pushrods along a flat piece of glass to make sure they are perfectly flat. Installing bend rods will suck horsepower.]
-'97 Mini Monster
-Bean's: 160/100 (FF Injectors), 2/ 6-POS chips (TW & Beans tunes), Overboost controller, E-Fuel
-BANKs: downpipe, full exhaust, gauges, intercooler
-Irate: T-4 kit, IC pipes, 3" Irate Plenums, BASB Turbo
-Stage II trans.
-Mag-Hytec trans. and pumpkin covers
-6637, CCV, IDM, 6.0 Fan, 49-Federal PCM swap, MAP line Mod
-370 Amp alt., 40k trans cooler, ADRENALINE PUMP
-twin on-board air w/ 10 gal. tank