I turned the newly rebuilt engine in my car for the first time today. I finally have the crank pulley and crank handle ratchet and had time to install them and the timer , cam seal, and crankshaft seal. I squirted some oil in the sparkplug holes and turned the engine several times, with the plugs out.It is tight, as I would expect a new engine to be, but I feel sure it will start when the time comes. Merry Christmas to me. Something to remember when I go to church tomorrow. Thank God for all he blesses us with.
Seems you may have a Happy New Year then.Well done.