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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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So I'm concerned with the electric fan set-up on my 82fcsb 3208. I want to upgrade to the Horton fan system that I've been reading about. What is the $$ I should expect?

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Electric fan or electric fan clutch?
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I currently have twin electric fans and want to upgrade to an engine driven system
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Do you have the bracket that the fan mounts to, and the adjusting bracket? Call larry at Superior Turbo and fan in Detroit. I think by the time I came up with everything I was into it for about $1200. I had the same set up two electric fans, it worked fine until I got to the mountains. I had fan engineering look at a different electric fan, it would draw 70 amps, and there is not enough depth for it to fit.
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Andy,the electric fans have been tried for years.
They work fine as long as you don't drive the coach!!
Going to the Horton air clutch fan and new fan blade is the real deal.
It has to be done.
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This is what is there now. is there some kind of mounting bracket I need?
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I'm looking way down below the radiator and i see a blue hose held on with a hose clamp.
If thats a transmission line clamped together your going to have trouble,
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