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Couple of restrictions to this. One, you're gonna wanna build your stand up a bit to handle the rotating forces at play here. It's no so much a problem idling, but snap decel and quick accel can make a for a problem pretty quick. I did this once with a friend and his 302 when I was much younger. Engine threw rod 3, and it got small in that garage pretty fast. Two, does a flywheel fit with your engine bolted to the stand? Some don't. Three, there's no where to mount a radiator, small fuel tank of some variety, any gauges to monitor vitals, or a battery.

Moral of the story, best to build a proper engine run stand.
I'm going to put it in truck frame with trans mounted.
 

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What did you find that was causing the engine to be so hard to turn over?
Loosened the rod caps and it made no difference, it may be the when machine shop fitted the pistons they got it a little tight, I put oil in cylinders and soaked top of pistons with I installed them, when I found out it was hard to turn I put assembly lube on the cylinder walls, didn't change.
 
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