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You have a mixture of bad gas and maybe a timing issue. You need to go through the system and start clearing out the gunk. I would pull the fuel distributor and clean it with carb cleaner, do the same with the injectors. You you say that you emptied the tank, did you remove the fuel strainer? If not, then you need to remove it as it may be loaded with crud which will cause poor fuel flow or fuel pressure.

Go to the R-C 107 forum and ask there. There are lot of people who have discussed waking up a car after a long sleep.

Good luck.

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