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Original owner numbers matching 67 GTO

Hello, I'm a new member to the site and wanted to introduce myself. I'm here because my grandfather is an original owner to a numbers matching 67 gto 400BB 4-speed that has been sitting in his garage for 30+ years. He is handing it down to my dad who is looking to restore it, probably just get it running first though. My question is what steps should be taken to get it running? What should be replaced on a car that has been sitting for 30 years? Any help would be appreciated, as we're looking to pull it out of the garage this summer and get it back on the road. Attached are images as it sits now... and for the past 30 years...
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step 1: get rid of all those boxes!
new spark plugs, fuel filter, fresh gas in the tank, new air filter, new battery, change oil, oil filter. I would see if the engine turns over by hand, prime the carb and see if she will start and run.
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As above but pull all the plugs and squirt a little trans fluid in the cylinders before you try to turn the engine over by hand. Don't rush this.

I would also recommend pulling the gas tank and have it boiled out before just throwing gas in there. If there is rust and dirt in the tank and it gets sucked up and run through the fuel system debris could get up to the carb which is no good.

Hook a battery up and check all electrical systems for function. There could be rodent damage to the wiring so you'll be checking for shorts.....have a fire extinguisher on hand.

What a great family heirloom! Good luck!
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"Alky" hit the nail on the head ....DON'T RUSH THIS. By taking your time you will avoid additional problems created by being in a hurry to get it running. Also add new belts to the list of parts.


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What these guys said. No rushing! I see you're in CA....whereabouts? Good luck with the trunk, roof, and hood. I hope they're not caved in from being used as a shelving system! And thank goodness this car is going to see the light of day again. Many do not.
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Thanks for all the feedback guys! I will definitely look into getting the tank boiled before putting fresh gas in and firing it up.

I will keep the progress posted. Looking to dig the car out in the next couple months.

If there are any links or restoration builds that you recommend please post. This is mine and my fathers first resto and could use all the help.

Im out of Newport Beach but the car lives in Covina.
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What's a good parts store to buy OEM parts... hoses, belts, fuel system, etc.?
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AMES performance is a favorite of mine. OPG is in your backyard, but is the most expensive and usually not as high quality.
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In addition to everything above, replace everything that is made of rubber that has fluids or vacuum. There are rubber hoses at each end of the fuel lines, may wan't to change the sock on the gas tank sending unit while you have the tank out. Before you hit the road, go through the brake system, and replace the fluid (brake fluid adsorbs water). Check the metal brake and full lines for leaks. Agree that Ames is good, as well as Performance years, stay away from Year One, way expensive. FWI, Pontiac engines are not refered to as big block or small block (also the distributer runs CCW).
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Thanks for the heads up 68GTO! All good info... I'm new to the pontiac world and didn't know about the bb/sb. Also, what is CCW?

Personally Im a chevy guy and the attached image is my baby that I've been working on the past year. Looking to turn it into a track monster so I can rip on these modern super cars.
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