I love it when a plan comes together. You deserve the brew-skis.
I remember when I first got my M home. I wired up a new starter solinoid, new battery cables and all that good stuff. It would not turn over. The starter clunked but didn't spin. I was all ready to give up for the night, and decided to turn over the motor by hand. No go. "OH NO, ITS STUCK!" I found a big wrench, and pulled a little on the hand crank socket on the crank shaft. One little tug, and she popped loose. After that, when I tried the starter, she fired right off. Brew-ski time!
It is so neat when something finally goes right.