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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??