What do I do I have a 1978 280z that runs for a few seconds and dies and will not start after that how do I fix it?

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There is not carb. Try changing the spark plugs and leads and try cleaning out the injectors and the fuel pump. Clean out the cam shaft with a cloth, and change the oil, change the thermostat, and tell me what else you did.

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