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    Starting 78 Trans Am that has been stored?

    Hi. My 1978 Trans Am (pontiac 400) has been stored in my garage for about 9 years unstarted.
    At the time of storage it had all new fluids, tires, belts, plugs, filters, wires etc.
    What should I do before starting it?

    Drain the fuel tank and replace fuel?
    I don't want to score the internals since all the oil will be at the bottom.
    It has forged venolia dome pistons, molly rings, balanced and blueprinted if that makes a difference and the oil in it is conventional Castrol 10W30.

    Please advize what I should do so I do not damage it. Thank you

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    Disable the ignition
    Crank it until you have oil pressure
    Reconnect the ignition
    Start it up
    Fresh fuel as you already know
    Engines are more tolerable than one thinks

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    Thank you. Sounds easier than anticipated

    Quote Originally Posted by cornerman View Post
    Disable the ignition
    Crank it until you have oil pressure
    Reconnect the ignition
    Start it up
    Fresh fuel as you already know
    Engines are more tolerable than one thinks

    Sent from my SM-G988U using Tapatalk

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