I just finished rebuilding my 351C. I built an engine stand to run it on. This is my first engine rebuild and the first time I will be putting one on a stand. I was wondering if any of you could tell me what I need on the engine to run it. Here's what I have on the engine now; I'll start with the bottome of the engine... Oil pan, block is completed with water pump installed, heads, valve covers, headers, intake manifold, edelbrock 750 performer, oil press sending unit, temp sending unit, thermostat, crankshaft and waterpump pulleys, C4 bellhousing, starter, spark plugs... Ok, I know I have to put the distributor on, but I am waiting until just before the start up so I can prime the oil pump (already did it once to check to make sure it worked and the oil was flowing up to the heads properly) at which time I'll install the plug wires... Do I need to put the alternator on? I was thinking I do because of the pulley. How about the power steering pump? Valve covers, do I need to hook the valve covers to the carb? Someone said I didnt , but someone said I did... If I do, does it matter which cover I hook to the carb? If I dont, what goes in the holes on the valve covers? Like I said, this is my first engine rebuild and I am learning everything as I go. I'd like to say Thanks in advance, I really appreciate all the help.