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Just picked up a 76 that has been sitting for 5 years.  Of course the PO said "ran before parked", and it obvously was, as it had to be running to rear end a truck and damage the front nose clip to the point where the radiator is unusable. Anyways...tonight I got into the car and with a jumper cable hooked up to the battery tried a few things out.  Motor turns over great, all electrical works great, even the cig lighter. Wipers, flashers, everything seems to be in great working order.  Im trying to put together a list of things to do before I try and start it for real (after front end body work is taken care of)


Empty gas tank

Blow out fuel lines

New fuel filter

New plugs

New radiator (have one from a 69)

New battery




Carb...clean? Rebuild? Or replace. It has the stock carb on it right now. 


Can anyone think of anything else Im missing?

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