So like I said in the OP I’m not a mechanic and haven’t don’t a ton of it but I have a buddy thats done quite a bit of repairs for himself. I’ve been thinking about how I should proceed and sometimes it helps to put it in writing and get some opinions.
-Getting it started is obviously the first step but before that can be done a few things first.
The first thing is to get the dash back in the car but I also need to replace the dash because it’s broken. I should replace the heater core because the dash is out and I still need to figure out and repair cut vacuum lines for the HVAC. There are a couple of things I need to figure out on the harness as well so I’m just going to install the dash enough to get it started.
Meaning mounting the dash, a screw in by each kick panel, the v shape mount by the steering column and the screws across the top by the windshield. I’ll only plug in what I need to start it, which I think could be just the ignition switch, clutch pedal position and I m not sure if the fuel pump wire runs under the car and is powered from the engine compartment. I’d like it easy to remove for near future replacement.
Next is drop the gas tank and take a peak inside, I’m assuming it’ll all need replaced including filter. I’ll start a post about that later.
Change the oil and filter.
Then the ignition stuff cap, rotor, wires, plugs, coil. Looks like some guys spray some engine fogger oil in the spark plug holes. One guy put a cap full of Marvel Mystery Oil, what ever that is, in there as well before trying to start something that has sat for years.
It was suggested above to replace fuel injector o rings and I think that’s a good idea and will be done soon after I know it’ll run.
After its running I’ll start another list....