Rover V8 startup

I have rebuild this Rover 3,5 engine. Will it work or will it fail?

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Rover V8 engine
Rover V8 engine running in stand

Rover V8 engine started on the floor. Holley, Offenhauser and electronic ignition. No Exhaust pipes
A silly thing to do of course but starting a Rover V8 on the floor is very satisfying. At least you know it will be worth dropping in to a project if it works.

The new Rover V8 in my MGB - Starting for the first time
So, after a year or so I have finaly inserted a new V8 in my MGB. This video show the very first (and successful) attempt at starting the new engine. After 7 years on the road, the original engine's block cracked 1 month before I retired and moved to Lyme Regis in July 2007. I've never performed anything major like this before, so this was a big and anxious moment.

Land Rover 3.5 v8 no exhaust
Land Rover 3.5 v8 engine for in the malahini speedboat. Project still in progress.