I have an early ’74 260, looking to delete some of the coolant lines and clean up the engine bay. I’m looking to eliminate the two cooling hoses that go through the intake manifold and the one through the carbs (I have Weber down drafts). Living in upstate NY, this a summer car and I’m not concerned about warm up. I know it’s has been done, just not sure if there’s a down side. I’d also like to eliminate the EGR system-any advise on that woul be appreciated.