New engine break in.
I am nearing the end of assembling a 383 SBC . Obviously, I want the break in of the engine to be done properly. Except for the block, headers, manifold, carburetor and accessories (the block has been bored over, clearanced, align honed.) it is new stuff. Springs, crank, rings, pistons, cam, rocker arms, heads, valves, etc. In short, every internal component is new.
The dilemma I have is that everything I read about a specific part, has somewhat different break in procedure. It's a hydraulic retro-roller cam, so it's said that no break in is necessary. But the beehive springs I'm using say that I should run the engine at ~2K rpm until the oil temp. is within normal operating range, to seat the piston rings properly, is a different procedure. Now I hear that the modern conventional wisdom is to start it up, and drove it like you stole it for a few miles.
Needless to say, I don't feel like damaging this engine and want it to last. Anyone here have any suggestions about how you break in an engine will all new internal parts?