I would add putting the car in neutral and giving the crankshaft a few turns by putting a socket on the end bolt - this will loosen up any pistons which may have seized in the cylinders.
Bradex Easy Start (an aerosol), can also be used to assist with the initial start up.
Fresh fuel filter is a must, as the existing one will be clogged to some extent.
Best of luck with it - any pictures?
Yeah I thought about turning it over manually Paul.
Going up again on Wednesday I will see waht i can doo.
My Dad was very mechanically minded, over 80 engines in his " Workshop " old petrol paraffin things, jeez I remember turning them over by hand for hours on end as a kid while he restored them, Jeez hard going
, he smelled of Paraffin, Graphite and my Mam would not let him in the house
God knows what else is in the workshop just had a cursory look, Felt I was intruding in his sanctum