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Old 02-09-2016, 07:45 PM
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Hey all, this site has given me lots of information and inspiration, so I thought I'd give back and share my latest project. It's a 1979 El Camino, and I just finished swapping in a 1991 6.2 Diesel engine (with 6.5 turbocharger system) and 4L80E transmission. Here's a link to my blog summarizing the whole adventure: https://dieselcamino.wordpress.com/
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Old 02-09-2016, 09:25 PM
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You did a great job fabricating and I really like the result. You built what GM should have built. Years ago I worked with a guy that drove a GMC Sprint with a factory NA 6.2 in it. If I remember correctly it was 1970 or 1971.

Nice ride, keep us posted on how Diesel Camino is performing (mpg, power).
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Pretty cool! Do you have any more shots of the completed setup?
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When I think about my previous post my coworker's GMC Sprint with the 6.2 could not have been factory. The 6.2 didn't exist in the early 70s. He did have a nice truck with a first class diesel conversion.
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Nice job!

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Years ago I worked with a guy that drove a GMC Sprint with a factory NA 6.2 in it. If I remember correctly it was 1970 or 1971.
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When I think about my previous post my coworker's GMC Sprint with the 6.2 could not have been factory. The 6.2 didn't exist in the early 70s. He did have a nice truck with a first class diesel conversion.
Yep, the 6.2 appeared about a decade later - in 1982.
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