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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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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.
Good move Bob. Electric is just not the way to go on these. I added a huge electric fan to assist my mechanical fan on my old '63 bus conversion. The electric fan bearings went out and the blades damaged my radiator.

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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.
At idle my electric fans don't even come on. I never had a diesel over heat at idle.
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