Good afternoon folks! I am in the process of getting a '52 F1 from my grandfather that has been parked since the late 80s, and before I pull it out of his back lot I think it would be pretty sweet to crank it up if possible and share that moment with him and my father. Problem is, I have almost ZERO knowledge when it comes to anything beyond changing plugs, wires, and other basic maintenance. I have searched around for a checklist or an "order of operations" type thing, but it seems most people that are firing up a motor that hasn't been run in 30 years have done quite a bit of work on cars before, go figure right? Right now I am a blank slate, diving headfirst into water way over my head! Listed below are the 2 questions I had in my new member post, and I look forward to hearing from you guys. Thanks in advance! 1. What is a basic checklist to try and crank the engine up the first time, along the lines of this roadkill episode? Things to be wary of, and any tips would be appreciated. 2. How common is a 1952 F1 with a factory '53 flathead? F1R2NR vin = '52 F1, '53 239ci v8 with a 2BC from what I can tell.