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Probaly the valve lifers clacking, Depending on how loud the click is, Or it could be a stone lodge in the tire theads,

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No oil pressure, is it the oil sending unit or oil pump?

Do you hear lifters ticking? Or knocking inside the engine? Do these sounds change with engine RPM? If you don't hear them it is likely a sending unit, if you do then it could be the oil pump. Either way, you need to hook a mechanical oil pressure guage to the engine to confirm which is the problem. If the guage shows normal pressure then the problem is the sending unit. If it doesn't then you need to look further and this would best be left to a professional.
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Definitely change your oil every 3 months or 3000 miles. After you change it add a half cup of Lucas engine oil suppliment when the engine is hot.
If if goes away you know it's cam or lifter issue. If it doesn't the ticking you hear may simply be your fuel system.

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I would change your oil and filter ASAP and hopefully that sound goes away. If you are hearing the ticking around the throttle,chances are it is the lifters getting dry and that is why it's ticking. Do your oil change RIGHT AWAY and then stay current or you motor will be toast if it isn't already.

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