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My engine locked up

My Skylark has been setting for over a year now and now we are trying to start it and the engine will not turn over. The oil was always fresh and the car only has 35,000 miles on it. How can we fix this without a major overhaul?

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    New battery and alternator. New oil, and we changed the gas and radiator luid.

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In this case the battery is dead also check the alternator

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