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Caterpillar 3208 Solutions This sub-forum is hosted by Mike Hohnstein who has been at this kind of thing for 50+ years now, guess I'm addicted. The saga has been all about progressively larger shop space since then. Honestly, never wanted to get into the CAT 3208's that were originally considered to be a throwaway engine but that's all that works in a FC in my world. Same thing with my Ford toter, that came with a NA, too much effort to hang in a 6, so been at it with the CAT V-8 for 20 years now. In reality you can get excellent life out of a CAT 3208 if it's built correctly. Post your questions about the CAT 3208 engines here and Mike will try to help you out.

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Well nuts. May have a decent issue with the new radiator. I think it might be literally one inch too tall.



The opening with the brackets for the swing out give me right at 37”, but the new radiator is 38”. It might be able to shoe horn in without the swing out bracket, but I’m not sure.

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Hmmm. I wonder why they didnt use you top and bottom tanks and just put a new core in between. That’s what the shop I use did. That way it’s a like for like. Hope you can get it in there. I would let them know about the difference in case it doesn’t fit though. Good luck
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Well nuts. May have a decent issue with the new radiator. I think it might be literally one inch too tall.



The opening with the brackets for the swing out give me right at 37”, but the new radiator is 38”. It might be able to shoe horn in without the swing out bracket, but I’m not sure.

Any advice?
Looks like you should have shipped them the core or at the very least sent them very precise measurements.
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Crisis averted. Called Radiator Supply House. They sent me the wrong one.

I seriously could not more whole heartedly recommend them- such nice folks. They’ll have the correct one to me in a few days.
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Great news!! That’s a huge relief. Good luck with the rest of the project.
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How much was it ?

Can you post the model number ?
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That is a very nice looking radiator despite not fitting. I had mine rebuilt and they used both the top and bottom tanks and spouts. Cost about $1700 loonies.
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$1400 shipped. I can’t recall what they called it and don’t have a model number. I’ll report back when the correct one gets here.
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