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There's no problem running the motor on 8 quarts of oil.

Are the brass particals like dust or flakes in the oil? Are they magnetic?
Dirty brown oil can make silvery dust sized metal particals appear brass colored while suspended in it because of the dark amber or brown oil.

If it's brass flakes that sounds like the middle layer of rod or main bearings being worn away. The distributor drive gear on the crankshaft is also brass I think.

Have you checked to see that oil is squirting upwards from the 3 holes in the cam spray bars?
It will squirt upwards around 4 feet at idle and make a mess so it's alot easier to take the upper cover off, clean it completely and dry it, slide it back on the studs and crank the starter motor with the fuel pump relays removed until you see oil pressure on the gauge and then stop.

Then slide the cover off and look to see there are 3 equally sized oil wet spots on the inside of the cover above where the 3 intake vales are.

It should look something like this.
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