Good picture of the valve lifters,
You can pull that lifter out of there, by removing the valve spring locks,, but before doing that,
I don't remember if you mentioned the motor turns or not? If you take a small bar, can you move the crankshaft around in a complete turn, assuming you can, any movement of the lifters?
Here's a link, the only value here is of the pictures,, to kind of give you an idea of what things should look like, and how it should be,, cam, crankshaft, valves, timing gears, ect
This is on a B48M, but yours, for the most part, should look like in the pictures, excluding the ignition control side of things, This one, was a new short block, but for some reason, it had the wrong Cam in it,, which took me a bit to figure that out,
Thought I'd throw this on here, A couple of weeks ago I went to my Grandsons grad, whiles there, one of my grandsons dragged this box into my wife's Ford Edge. (what else is there to own :)). I'm thinking, Boomer had something to do with this. Not sure what I'm going to do with this,, I guess...