I'll mention this again,
If its been sitting for 8 years put oil in the cylinders through the spark plug holes with an eye dropper... 1-2 tablespoons in each cylinder. 10W30 motor oil should work, some people like Marvel. If there is rust in the cylinders without the oil your going to risk scoring the walls. Putting it in their a week in advance of starting it should give it some time to work on the rings in case they're frozen up too.