My '83 K30 6.2 Diesel truck has sat non-running since I went to Bend, Oregon 3 weeks ago. Tuesday night I got the new starter for it and took off Wednesday morning for North Bend, Wa. about 250 miles away from Spokane. Picked up a '77 Chevy 3/4 ton 4x4 with a 454. The owner of the truck paid his "mechanic" for a 205 T-case and to have it installed in place of a 203. He wasn't happy when I looked under and saw a 203 with new seals and told him his mechanic probably just fixed the leaks in his old T-case and threw it back in there. The same mechanic put a new cam in the motor. Maybe thats why it doesn't run right and this guy gave up on the truck and sold it for $750. It has open headers and backfires (he thinks it's just timing). So, I drive it on the trailer and drive home. Luckily the pass was clear, though we still did see a few bad accidents. Good thing the 6.2 is too gutless to go fast enough to be in any sort of accident. From the time I left to the time we got home was just under 11 hours. Not too bad for 500 miles in a truck that can't go much over 55 or 60.