Start your engine!
If you put everything back together the right way, and if you marked your distributor like I did.. then your car should start right up. Mine did! :) I was surprised, I thought I was going to have a hard time starting my Burbie for the first time, but.. no problem at all.. I turned the key for about 2 seconds the first time. Nothing happened. Waited 5 seconds and did it again. Still nothing. I started to worry, but by the time I was just starting to worry, I turned the key one more time and it started!!!!! One of my friends told me that that's normal, because there was no fuel in the fuel lines and they had to be flooded again. Ooops, didn't know about that stuff either :)
Anyway, the engine ran ..and it took me by such surprise that I shut it off right away. Everybody told me that I would have problems with the distributor, and because I have never removed one before I was kind of prepared for this kind of problems. After a 5 minute break, I tried to start it again and it started right away. Yes!!!!! I let it run until the thermostat opened, then shut it off and put more coolant in the radiator. Everything seemed normal..
Not over, ..not just yet!
Another 5 minutes later, to my surprise, I saw coolant dripping down like I did before this repair. Oh NO!!! I knew it!!! Stupid me, I must have messed up something with that gasket.. Darn! I went to bed and had 10 nightmares, all of them about screwed up intake manifold gaskets.. Man, I was sooooo disappointed!
Next morning I ran the engine again, this time about 20 minutes. Coolant on the floor again! More and more with every minute. All of a sudden, while looking for the leak's origin, I discovered where it came from! It was NOT from the intake manifold! It was just from the heater hose that connects into the quick disconnect, on the top front left of the intake manifold.
It was leaking like hell, with the coolant flowing around the quick disconnect, then to the rear of the engine.. and the leak looked just like the one I had before the fix, but this time I knew that it wasn't a gasket. I then opened the quick disconnect, cleaned it and changed the o-ring, then put it back. Now it's ok. Right after that I have discovered another tiny leak in the heater control valve. I replaced that too for about $17, no sweat, 10 minute job.