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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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Bought one of these, proved to be a bolt on to my 80 FC NA. It's a smaller capacity unit compared to the original but a 4" vs. the 4.62" diameter pulley will help that issue. At any rate it's a real alternative to some of the very high priced replacements that are available.
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Application says American Motors aka Rambler.........How appropriate.
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That is a good deal. Our 82 FC leaked between the case halves and sucked air causing cavitation. The case, shaft and rollers were in excellent condition so I got seals, o rings and a bearing and rebuilt it. If there's much internal wear they have to be replaced and the ones I found were expensive.
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Bought one of these, proved to be a bolt on to my 80 FC NA. It's a smaller capacity unit compared to the original but a 4" vs. the 4.62" diameter pulley will help that issue. At any rate it's a real alternative to some of the very high priced replacements that are available.
Mike, I am planning on getting one of these to carry as a spare for my '77 N/A. Is this truly a bolt-on application (bolts, lines, pully) I could do on the side of the road if necessary or will I need to do some prep before I throw it in my StorMor spares box?

Did you put a 4" on yours or stay with the 4.62" pully?

Also, thanks for the find and sharing this info!!
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I believe I'll try the 96-6052, haven't had a failure yet, however I suspect the more expensive on has greater capacity, maybe not.
Use the largest pulley you can fit, 6" is good, slow the pump down to minimize cavitation. Mine starts whining above 2300, think there's a 5.5" on the pump, hit another gear drop it to 1900 no noise, an advantage of the over drive.
Have the sump located right behind the pump on the 35', 6" pulley, never hear it make a sound. Pumps don't like to pull oil through those hoses, bigger diameter hose, high flow elbows in the plumbing are all good things.
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