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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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When I got it home.
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Is that a box of 8 track tapes sitting on the engine cover?
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This bus is going to be a gem.
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Is this the 'Bird that you put a set of 24.5 wheels and tires on?
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I've run 24.5's on the 35 rb for years, put new rubber and fresh wheels on it last fall. These are the 6 rollers off the 35, 6 yo Michelins. The 22.5's were junk, have the wheels less rubber in storage, will have them polished and new rubber when the rig is done. The 22.5's are 8.25 wide.
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Performance minded FC guys know what this is about. Took me a while to figure out how to get more air.
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Very nice and innovative. I was wondering the same thing about adding more air to the engine. Nice, let us know how well it works.
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Mike, you did that to get around the CAC?
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Wow Mike this is a beautiful rig, I would love to have something like this.
Nice job.
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