Uhuuuuuu!!! She‘s running!!!
Sorry for the poor video but not enough hands
In the end it went like this:
Tried Paul Jameson‘s trick and she fired, but didn‘t start.
Re tried a few times and sometimes she would fire, sometimes not.
I then closed the bistartet completely and opened up the throttle a bit. After a few attempts she finally burst to life with an amazing sound!
She would want to die however if I closed the throttle, until I pulled the bi-starter to the mid position. She then seemed to be happy that way. Then I noticed the massive oil leak at the front of the engine and shut her off immediately and the fun was over. The oil line to the rockers came apart at the soldered seam near the fastening to the rocker box. so will have to fix that. Didn‘t have time to check the pressure gauge either.
Very excited but time to rest my kicking leg. It‘s been a looong time since my rugby days as second row, but I do notice my leg muscles are coming back - nearly ready for the scrum, I‘d say.