Caprice engine swap
Hey everybody, love the new forum. Now I have someplace to go to talk about my Caprice! I've got an '82 Caprice with the stock, tired 267 small V8. I also have a mild 350 in my garage that I'm planning on swapping in when the weather warms up. Now, the current engine has a few computer controlled components, and I was wondering how I should hook them up on a car that doesn't have a computer anymore. Namely:
EGR - Should this be to ported or manifold vacuum? Right now it has a solenoid controlled by the computer to turn the EGR on and off. I was thinking about hooking it up to ported vacuum, because then it wouldn't be there at idle or full acceleration, but would be everywhere else. How was it controlled on a car without a computer?
AIR pump - Same deal as EGR. Solenoid controlled by computer. I'd like to keep it in place to keep a factory look, and just in case I need it in place to pass emissions visual inspections. I know they had it pre-computer, how did they do it then?
Distributor - I'm pretty sure that goes to ported vacuum, right? The current one is computer controlled advance.
Anything else I should keep in mind when removing the computer controls? I don't think it does much if anything else.
Oh yeah, I also am picking up a 700R4 to put in place of the factory 3-speed auto. Any suggestions on how to control the lockup function without a computer?