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post #1 of (permalink) Old 09-05-2002, 10:37 PM Thread Starter
 
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86 AMC 360 Q\'s..

I am in the process of swapping out my 77 304 with a 86 360. I have pulled most of the components off of the block, including the intake manifold. Just a quick note before going any further, the engine hasn't been run for about 2 months, but ran great last time I tried..

First thing I have noticed is quite a bit of carbon build up everywhere.. The next thing I noticed, is everything is pretty much dry, including the rods, lifters, and cam lobes.. Is this a sign that the oil pump is not up to par, or is it just because it has sat without running for a while.. I would have expected to see some oil on top of the lifters. What are your opinions on this??

Secondly, this 86 has an EGR Valve.. can I bypass it by entirely removing this?? The reason I ask this, is because if I just plug it off, I don't know what they will say when it comes time to do emissions. If I entirely remove it, I may be able to get away without having it..

Third, is there a cap I can get to cover up the mechanical fuel pump, or can I make up a plate? I have gone to an electric one, so I don't need it anymore.

Lastly, is there anything else I should really be doing, or watching out for??

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Re: 86 AMC 360 Q\'s..

removing the egr valve will leave a hole in teh intake manifold that wil pull vacum I think, youll need to make a plate to cover that hole.
o just weld the egr shut ( a mechanic did that to mine years ago, not my choice!)

for the fuel pump
Im pretty sure ive read that a common chevy small block fuel pump block off will work, but I think you have to redrill or enlarge one hole.
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Re: 86 AMC 360 Q\'s..

Or do what I did and replace the intake with a non-EGR Edelbrock.

The fuel pump opening can just use a SBC block off plate, no modification required. That's what came with my projection.
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Re: 86 AMC 360 Q\'s..

I have thought about replacing the intake, but I don't want to do this until I can afford to move to a 4 barrel carb & intake...

Any thoughts on the oil situation?

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Re: 86 AMC 360 Q\'s..

Just use a 2 barrel to 4 barrel adapter on it then. Remember, a 4 barrel normally operates as a 2 barrel until you floor it. It shouldn't hurt the performance using the 4 barrel manifold with a 2 barrel carb.
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Re: 86 AMC 360 Q\'s..

you could prime the oil pump with a tool or screwdriver or distributer, who had the tool on here with a socket and a straight edge driver?

and watch the oil flow to make sure?

I always spread engine assembly lube over all that stuff when ever I get access, probably doesnt do any good, but it gives me a reason to wash my hands later.

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