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Offline fitz

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how many 6.2 owners do we have out there?
« on: December 26, 2011, 06:55:52 AM »
How many 6.2 owners do we have on this forum? My collection is now up to 4. All are J code motors in Military blazers and pick ups. My goal is to get one of the pick ups road worthy by springtime. What does everyone else have?

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Re: how many 6.2 owners do we have out there?
« Reply #1 on: December 26, 2011, 08:03:36 AM »
I have one, but its in a parts truck 82 K30 cab and chassis. It does run very nice, fuel pump has been teawked a bit. Starter crapped out and haven't started it in a few years now though.
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Re: how many 6.2 owners do we have out there?
« Reply #2 on: December 26, 2011, 10:41:41 AM »
I have an 82 GMC 1500 LWB with a later model 6.2L now being converted to a short bed

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Re: how many 6.2 owners do we have out there?
« Reply #3 on: December 26, 2011, 04:24:41 PM »
i got an 86 4x4 6.2 k20...i love it and its really confy with the flexsteel seat in it

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Re: how many 6.2 owners do we have out there?
« Reply #4 on: December 26, 2011, 11:22:43 PM »
I have an 85 K10 Shortbed Scottsdale  It's really nice but I must say I wish I had gotten a K30 the truck is just so different from my K30. I feel like I'm driving a cadillac (lol okay not that bad) with the half ton suspension.  But then again I'm not good with change. I just checked my MPG and I'm getting 16.099 MPG, thats kind of the reason I went for the 6.2 because I was getting about 10 with the 350 in my K30. It's got a 700R4 and 3.08 gears I think thats honestly a little low but I don't know it's only the first tank I've checked.

I am thinking about putting the 1 ton axles under it and the SM465 and NP205 from my K30 but don't know if I really want to mess with the truck it's dang near mint and original.
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Re: how many 6.2 owners do we have out there?
« Reply #5 on: December 27, 2011, 02:12:08 AM »
My brother has a 6.2 in his 89 crew cab
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Re: how many 6.2 owners do we have out there?
« Reply #6 on: December 27, 2011, 05:33:53 PM »
Got one, love it
82' K10, Factory 6.2, 38.5's

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Re: how many 6.2 owners do we have out there?
« Reply #7 on: December 27, 2011, 06:40:43 PM »
My 1/2 ton 1982 Suburban has the original 6.2L diesel engine with close to 500k miles on the odometer.  The engine still runs good and gets 28-31 mpg on the freeway.  The body is now rusting out so I'm planning on putting it into a 1999 Chevy Tahoe.
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Re: how many 6.2 owners do we have out there?
« Reply #8 on: December 29, 2011, 07:14:12 AM »
I've got an 85 k1500 gmc wrangler. I love this truck. I have another in a parts k30 as well but that don't count becauseive never heard it run.

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Re: how many 6.2 owners do we have out there?
« Reply #9 on: December 30, 2011, 10:17:17 PM »
I have a 1985 Blazer that I am converting to a 6.2L diesel.

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Re: how many 6.2 owners do we have out there?
« Reply #10 on: January 11, 2012, 07:20:26 PM »
I have a 1986... I just replaced the cab, bed, fenders, and a bunch of little parts. About to replace the doors. I coated the frame with the KBS Coatings stuff as well. The truck originally had a 4.3L in it, but it was replaced with the 6.2L diesel and 700R4 trans before I bought it.
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Re: how many 6.2 owners do we have out there?
« Reply #11 on: January 14, 2012, 04:35:34 PM »
Fitz You mentioned you had  military 6.2 s I had one (m1008) that i ran for approx 10 years before i sold it. At that time i had every military repair manual they made for any of the military 6.2s. I also spent 6 years working on them in the Army. There a great project base for sure.
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Re: how many 6.2 owners do we have out there?
« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2012, 01:07:59 PM »
my 85k10 was equipped with the factory 6.2, but in 1995 we swapped in a factory 6.5 diesel. it also has a full banks sidewinder system. still running strong. replaced the 6.5 with a gep 6500 optimizer.
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Re: how many 6.2 owners do we have out there?
« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2012, 01:36:45 PM »
Pholliday1
I have 2 M1008's and 2 M1009s
The blazers are all rotted out and not worth fixing, but ran/ drove when I parked them.
1 08 is in decent shape, will be an easy project someday.
The second 08 was an auction score that I got for $750, its missing some parts but still had the Dana 60 in it and a decent bed.

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Re: how many 6.2 owners do we have out there?
« Reply #14 on: January 15, 2012, 03:19:05 PM »
i got a 6.2L that im goin to start rebuilding here shortly, so i can convert my 87 suburban to diesel.