I just fired the rebuilt port engine in the garage. What a sweet sound.
It is a sweet sound!
There is no bigger rush then the first 5 seconds of it running for the first time - "is everything right", followed by "is anything leaking", followed by the "its RUNNING!"
Good run today. No leaks, Timing set idle mixture set water pump is good alternator is good. Only problem is the stainless steel rockers are hitting the valve covers. I have ordered thicker gaskets.