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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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Old 09-28-2019
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I bet there are many ways to move an engine into it’s bed,
here is how we did it...
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Looks good. Putting it back together I assume?
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On track to having it running next week...
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I feel your pain
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Easier to leave all accessories, pulleys, belts and plumbing pipes in place, easier to work on the engine outside the engine room.
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This is me, side by side in the shop. On the right is the old engine though it appears to be a dark void
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Accessories, (fan clutch, air compressor, power steering pump, etc)
have been easy to install in the SP config with the radiator and CAC
out of the way...
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I will post some updated pics later...focusing on gettin’ it done...
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Sure, did it like myself, before I learned better.
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Getting closer to getting to the WOG PM Rally next week!
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