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Unread 09-11-2014, 12:40 AM   #1
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I'm working on a screenplay and I was wondering what needs to happen for a car, say a new 1977 chevy wagon type that's been in a garage for 40 years, to START.

I know I can stretch the truth a little because it's a movie but please let me know if this is even possible.

I'm thinking the gas would need to be changed and it would need a new battery or jump start.

Help me out! Thanks.

-Cause I know shat about cars.

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Unread 09-11-2014, 01:19 AM   #2
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At a minimum you would need to pour some fresh gas in the tank and then jumper cables.

That would be for a car stored indoors. If it was sitting outside it could have valves rusted and stuck or rusted cylinders and rings and be seized.

Stored indoors it might be possible that it could be driven if the tires had air. If it was stored outside it would have seized brakes and the car wouldn't move.
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you'd have to put oil in it...doubtful it has anything after 40 years and what is there ain't oil anymore.
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Take the spark plugs out and pour some Marvel Mystery Oil down in each plug hole, helps lube the cylinder walls and rings. If I ever buy a motor from a junkyard I do this. Change oil, filter, coolant, etc. Might need to rebuild carburetor too
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It's a MOVIE, he is asking what might be a believable start up of a car that sat for many years, he's not actually needing detailed instructions on the actual proper way to resurrect it.
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