Fixed. Thanks for suggestions Cosmos. Plumbed the the whole intake, air box etc and the car started. I guess I should ve known that leaving plugged MAF hanging dangling on the wing is not enough. Air flow sensor so it needs some sort of air flow. Car settled in nice and not strange noises etc.

There was a bitta smoke but it went away.

The only suss issue I have is I didnt plug in my catch tank and there is smoke coming out of breather hole in the valve cover. Any ideas? Should I be concerned?

Need to do a compression test to see if everything like it should be. Anyone open around dublin tomorrow that can do compression test for me?

If everything checks outs, gonna do oil change and buzz over to mondello monday. Fingers crossed.