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6.2 and manual clutch linkage?

Discussion in '1982-Present GM Diesel' started by Mr.Chevy4x4, Mar 10, 2006.

  1. Mr.Chevy4x4

    Mr.Chevy4x4 1/2 ton status

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    What year did GM go to hydraulic clutch setup in the trucks? Does the 6.2 have the threaded boss for the Z-bar pivot ball? I am planning on putting a 6.2 with a SM465 in a '79 crew cab dually that I picked up cheap. I need a tow rig and this is the cheapest way I could come up with one.

    Opinions: Will I have any problems towing the blazer with the 6.2 4-speed setup? I think the rear end in the dually has 4.56 gears.

    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  2. 84CUCV

    84CUCV 3/4 ton status Premium Member

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    I think hydro came in 86-87.
     
  3. imiceman44

    imiceman44 1 ton status

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    I don't think you need anything on the engine, all the brakets go on the belhousing and the frame.
    As for towing, my friends both have the 6.2l NA in their crew cab 2wd trucks with 4.56 gears and they are happy with it as a tow rig for enclosed race car trailer 20'
    They both ended up switching to 3.73 for lower RPM's and now they wqant a TURBO :)
     
  4. tRustyK5

    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    Yup, the 465 bell has the pivot ball and the other pivot point is on the frame itself. Hydro clutch started in '85.

    Rene
     

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