Has this conversion been done? I have an oppurtunity to get a complete, in good condition k5, with no title. Would this be a good candidate for an eventual swap, or would it be just another vehicle in my yard for my Wife to yell at me about.
I am currently doing that swap into my 40. I have my whole drivetrain in, just waiting for the body to go on and then I can start wiring it. I am going sm465, 3speed and 4.11 for now. I think the advantages of it are good torque, decent fuel mileage, low RPMs and especially fuel injection. The old 5.7 L "diesel" was crap, but the 6.2 is pretty decent. Most people say they are crap, but they are usually comparing them to strokers and cummins. I think that the 6.2 will be awesome for wheeling.
I like the idea of the 6.2 conversion too.
check out www.geocities.com/baja/3480/diesel.htm www.brunswickdiesels.com.au
and I think there is an additional link in the techlink area of this site. The brunswick guys have done a normaly aspirated 6.5. I'd like to find someone whose done a turbo 6.5. I'm wondering if the plumbing fits.