Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Wentzville, Mo.
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I helped a coworker start a 1958 Cadillac Series 62 4 door once that had been sitting since 1971. This was in 2009, so 38 years?
Had the tank boiled out, blew air thru the fuel lines, poured some ATF down the cylinders the week prior and turned the engine over by hand one rotation every night for a week. Poured some gas down the carb and she fired up right away. Smoked like a hay fire but damn it, the thing ran! After brakes and a new set of wide whites my friend drove it to work occasionally and eventually sold it to a buyer in the UK.
So, that said, three years is nothing. If the car was properly prepped for storage I would just say fresh fuel and air up the tires, you'll be good to go.