We've been bangin' this around on another thread here, so as not to hijack my question is..... On my 8ba, can I remove the filter and just plug the feed and return holes or do I need to have a return line in place to allow oil to circulate. In other words, am I going to deprive any internal components of lubrication by taking the filer out of the equation? I am going to tap and plug the fuel pump rod and flip the cam bearing as well if it makes any difference. On the other thread there is a bit of conflicting info floating about. I'd like to hear from some flathead experts before I trash 5G worth of machine work.