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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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Default Horton Fan Clutch Rebuild

While behind the radiator replacing the Vibration Damper, I decided to rebuild the Horton Fan Clutch. Again there has been a few bearing failures with WOG members, SP Larry from Brighton had to rebuild his at the Ludington Rally 9/2020. New bearings, the rebuild kit also stopped a significant air leak, replaced clutch which had little wear.
Lots of belts & pulleys were adjusted or replaced. It is really busy behind the radiator on an FC. Starting to feel good about this repair. Made it to the rally and continued on , about 1,000 miles and all is well.

Fan Clutch Larry was a great help. www.fanclutch.com and with WOG discount.


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Water pump idler, first on last out, had my grief with that one.
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Default Horton Fan Clutch Rebuild

I am the Larry that Bill refers to in his original post.
On the way to the End of Summer Rally in Ludington MI I had my Horton Fan Clutch decide to start to fail. I was able to limp into the campground and with the help and guidance of fellow Bluebirders was able to pull it and have it rebuild at a local truck repair.
The following is the part number and instruction for rebuilding the Horton.
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