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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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Old 04-30-2019
Andysfords Andysfords is offline
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Default Radiator hose

Need new hoses for my 83 fc35 with swing out radiator. Outside diameter looks to be 3”. Everything I see in here says it’s a 2” hose. I know it’s inside diameter but there’s no way it’s an inch difference. Would it be a 2 1/2 or 2 3/4? It’s the 48” long flex hose going to the top of the engine to the radiator
Andrew Ellis
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1983 Wanderlodge
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Near the end of the hose where the clamp goes you will find the size in raised letters/numbers.
email me at randy@randydupree.com only.

Randy Dupree
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Some of these hoses have been changed over the years by previous owners.
different rad outlets, rerouting, swing radiators etc., Remove it and match it at parts store
Bill & Patty
1988 FC, Silver Edition
Commerce, Michigan
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