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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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Here is a couple of photos of the set up on my FC. I'm not sure if the fans come on automatically, but there is a fan switch on the dash that turn them on.
Looking for suggestion...

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We have the electric version in our 83. Here are some photos. This unit appears has the same four-bolt mounting block shown on your 81

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Maybe you need to look at your radiator and if it’s functioning as it should, flowing properly and fins clean to pass the air.

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Top left of the radiator core looks like it has rotted fins. Yes ? Or just the angle of the pic.
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I am going with a new horton clutch have been dealing with Larry. sounds like he knows a lot of you, he said I should see if any of you have the part number for clutch bracket,or better yet the bracket. there were several different styles for 3208n.
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Here is a link with some diagrams and photos

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1...it?usp=sharing
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The link I just sent shows the horton clutch, it would need a spacer behind it close to an inch. There are several different cat part numbers, do any of you have the correct number.
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The electric fan is not such a bad idea but you need more than two little fans. New Flyer buses are built in Winnipeg and their radiators have 7+ little electric fans to cover the entire radiator. The accessibility with the electric fans plus the high speed cooling at idle is the nice thing about electric fans. Mine is getting one of those new plastic fans once the horton is rebuilt this month.
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I checked with fan engineering, the fan would have been 11.5 inches deep, and 70 amps. My new Horton setup should be here Sat.
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The electric fan is not such a bad idea but you need more than two little fans. New Flyer buses are built in Winnipeg and their radiators have 7+ little electric fans to cover the entire radiator. The accessibility with the electric fans plus the high speed cooling at idle is the nice thing about electric fans. Mine is getting one of those new plastic fans once the horton is rebuilt this month.
The Horton cools well at idle. It makes a fair amount of noise at higher rpms.
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