It's Alive, Take II!
We fired it up tonight, it ran for a short while, but (like a moron), I had neglected to charge the battery!
Anyway - fired right up, and idled smoothly. An excellent sign.
More work tomorrow, I'll probably drive it!
PS> Look at this cool accoutrement - a 351C "Pre-Oiler"... Just plug it into the distributor cavity, and twist it with your drill motor... VIOLA! Oil Pressure prior to start-up!