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looking towards a 6.2 swap for my 81 chevy k10

This is a discussion on looking towards a 6.2 swap for my 81 chevy k10 within the Engine Swaps forums, part of the Duramax Forum category; so, this is my first classic, and my first engine swap, im only 17 so this would be the biggest ...

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    looking towards a 6.2 swap for my 81 chevy k10


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    so, this is my first classic, and my first engine swap, im only 17 so this would be the biggest thing i'm about to do, i figured after a bit of research i'd come here for a little more specifec guidance.
    so i have a 81 chevy k10, with a 350 in it right now, and its just a gas guzzler, and i'd like to swap for the fuel economy, my tranny is a 700, and i'd like to know, what exactly am i getting myself into with this? and all the pieces ill have to pull out of the 6.2 to make the swap succesful.
    anything will be appreciated, thanks.

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    Re: looking towards a 6.2 swap for my 81 chevy k10

    The 6.2 is rather gutless but can be made to put out a few more ponies with a 6.5 turbo. Your trans will not work as teh internals are different from a gasser to a diesel. The 6.2 will get much better mileage adn will drink about anything you pour in the tank. I ran an IDI 7.3 on waste motor oil for years as a farm truck. I say go for it.
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    Re: looking towards a 6.2 swap for my 81 chevy k10

    What kind of shape is your truck in? Lift, wheels/tires? Axles, gears?
    You might be better off finding a truck with a 6.2 already in it.
    Then you would have a stronger trans, stronger axles, better gears.

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    6.2 diesel or a ls 6.2?

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    Re: looking towards a 6.2 swap for my 81 chevy k10

    Quote Originally Posted by brutal View Post
    6.2 diesel or a ls 6.2?
    assuming diesel.

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    Re: looking towards a 6.2 swap for my 81 chevy k10

    Quote Originally Posted by trucksandbucks View Post
    assuming diesel.
    Yea I would agree he most likely is talking about a diesel but how cool would a square body with a ls 6.2 be?
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    My 6.2 is far from gutless :)

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