Completed the conversion process. Engine is 69mm std. crank, 92mm case re-bore with new jugs; AS-41 type 1 case align bored, oversize bearings; new dished, std cam size zero; #4 thrust bearing moved to #3 position, #3 to #2 position (no split bearings installed); cut end of crank has end play shims. All oil gallery plugs removed, galleries cleaned, new plugs installed; new 26mm oil pump for dished cam, with external discharge cover, fittings, hoses to oil filter; Pre assembly lub of moving parts with white lithium greese, assembly lube and engine oil as prescribed in VW manual. Problem: Post closing case, crank turned by hand. Crank became increasing tight as torqueing of bolts proceeded. At full torque, crank turns single handed with short wood prop attached to prop hub, but with spark plugs removed. Currently: engine was filled with oil and hand rotated to force oil thru filter and into engine. oil pressure did not come up on gauge, although oil appeared in the clear plastic tube, case to gauge. ignition system is incomplete so engine has not been run. Need advice as to how to proceed: 1. Complete ignition and hand prop to start, observing oil pres. and temp, and run in for several minutes until engine is fully lubricated. or 2. Open case for inspection, check for issues. or do both 1 and 2?