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How do I get a 6BT Cummins started after it has been sitting for a while?

I have a 5.9 12 valve Cummins in a Dodge that was converted to a military aircraft tug. Everything from the cab up is a standard non military based truck. When I got the truck it ran but had old fuel in it. That caused the truck to shut down and not restart two years ago. Well, I have cleaned the fuel system now and replaced the internally rusted fuel filter. I have new fuel in it and I know it is getting to the fuel pump. I cracked open the injector lines and they are getting fuel as well. The engine will fire on starting fluid but will not stay running. What else do I have to do?
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Much air at the injectors?

Shut down solenoid issues?

Weak fuel transfer pump?

Dried out and cracked fuel lines to suck in air (Won't always leak fuel when that happens. Been there, done that.)?

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I did find out the fuel pump was junk. I am trying to get a piston driven one. Then I will track down any other issues I may have.
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