New owner of a one owner 78 5-speed. need help
I'm not sure how to edit anything on the mobile version, I'm located in Washington state. I currently drive a 90 300zx, and I just purchased a 78 280z that has been sitting for the last 15 years. It's and interesting story... I'd known about the car for years but the man who lived in the house has some mental disabilities and was always hostil when you asked about the car I would later find out that it belonged to his sister who died of a heart attack. My wife and I recently decided to try asking one more time I happed to go when his care taker was there. I found out from her that the car was willed to a woman in Arizona and gave me her information. I called her and she immediately accepted my offer. By this point the man who lived in the house had changed his attitude and was extremely happy the car was leaving. Now to the car, the man had some interesting ideas which caused him to do some interesting things like throw away all the badges, the gas cap, the oil cap, the radiator cap, cut the belts and throw out the sparkplugs. He actually did me a favor by draining the gas. But the missing plugs have me worried about the engine, it was a meticulously maintained car when it was parked under a protected carport. The car has 54,000 original miles, ac, perfect interior, absolutely no rust (seriously), decent paint, and a straight body. I don't see any reason why it wouldn't run, but I know I need to get it lubed up before even trying to crank it. My question is, is there any way to drive the oil pump without cranking? Any other precautions I should take so I don't damage anything?
Thanks in advance!