Cool deal! I guess the MAF worked out well for it to start right up. Glad to see you got it running.
I am pretty fortunate. My Dad was a mechanic for a lot of years and has built tons of engines. all carbereted of course he got out of mechanic work about 20 years ago. anyway I wanted to build my first engine on my 65 so I had him watch me. I wanted to do as much of it as I could. since then we have built several more. the one for my daughters 67, this one, one for my 90 jeep. the key is to learn everything you can before hand. double check everything, and if something doesn't look or sound right stop and look at it again. but it really is not that hard. buy good parts. have a machine shop you trust do the stuff you don't know how to do. like My dad has a cam bearing installation tool and we used it to put the bearings in the jeep engine but I have had the machine shop do that and install the freeze plugs on my mustang engines. keep it clean and check everything. one thing also if you look at sbfbuilding.com it is a website put together by woody from fordstrokers.com it is a pay site but he has a lot of videos that show guys like us how to do a lot of things that are needed to build an engine. if you want to build one you might want to look into that site.I wish I had the stones to build an engine. Tried it about 10 years ago. Ended up lunching about 4k in parts because we had no idea what we were doing. Great thread man.
I read on another site something similar. but they told me to unhook the iac then set the idle set screw manually. then reset the computer and hook it back up. then I set the tps after I did all that and reset the computer again. it seems to be idling ok now but I need to get it out and drive it to see. thanks for the advice though. I am not sure how you would use a feeler gauge to set that set screw. my car would not idle at all until I adjusted that out to increase the idle enough to keep it running. in other words if the set screw was not touching the idle would be too low and it would die.There was only one way to reset the idle on my car that worked correctly. And it did not involve the iac. Stop screw,feeler gage 0.010 , and then one more full turn, then check tps 92-98 v , unplug batt reset computer Start car let idle for a few mins. The trick is if you mess with the idle set screw you always have to recheck the tps. And reset computer. Any way that's the only way mine would idle correctly.