Number one is just who clean and accessable the engine is. This engine is destined as a display engine and has no actual car to be fitted in, so in this case I have time to spare to work slowly through the test.
The engine is a very very early Mk1 Imp engine and dated 1963, its number is B41/1/501572 WSO the wso means its an export engine and the 1572 means thats the number of engines built to that time.
Test one was to ensure all the oil galleries were filled, once the Shell Oil was in the sump and I had turned the engine over, the oil filter bowl had taken its fill and the sump could be topped up.
Next is to make a jig to offer better support, then do electrical connections, fit a small petrol tank and fire up the motor! Its now 49 years old by the way, it will become 50 years old after the Imps launch date which was May 3rd 1963, this engine will be from that early series.