I think you are kind of committed now, unless you take it in to a shop for the leak down test.
When you bought the engine, did you get to hear it run? Another thing I would do, an oil sample. Drain the oil and filter it, also look for any metal in the filter, you can open it up.
Finally, get ahold of a camera that can look into the cylinders, look for burnt valves, scores on the cylinder walls.
You don't want to have to remove the motor after the install, the more you do now, the better.
As long as you have the space, place, tools, instructions, manuals, maybe a helper, and a beer attendant, you should be in good shape.
Lots of info here and also at Evilution. Also youtube has a lot of good info.
You might as well do the clutch actuator cleaning/lubing, the gear shift motor cleaning, and the transmission oil change while you at it.
Keep us posted.....
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