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My 67 coupe sat for about 12 years with the occasional start up and idle for about 10-15 minutes. When I got it road worthy again (brake system, front and rear suspension replaced, new carb installed), I did the following for startup:

New battery
Drained the gas tank and fill with fresh fuel
Removed the spark plugs
Removed the coil wire and turned over the engine using the starter to get oil pressure and pump out old fuel in the line. I used a container at the carb to catch the old gas until fresh gas came out.
Replaced the fuel filter (I have the 65 canister style fuel pump)
Drained and replaced the coolant
Installed new spark plugs and wires
Changed the oil and filter

Fired it up, set timing and idle mixture screws. Check for leaks.
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