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Old 10-03-2010
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Default 78 FC: add air to engine air filter

I saw John F's added air intake and want to do the same to mine but want to keep the A/C pump. So how / were do I run the 4" tubing?
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What if I added two 2" hoses run out as far as I can and away from heat?
What type of tubing has worked well for other people?
Would you heat rap it around the engine area?
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What if I added two 2" hoses run out as far as I can and away from heat?
What type of tubing has worked well for other people?
Would you heat rap it around the engine area?
If I recall my High School Geometry corectly 2-2" tubes would only equal one half of 1-4'" tube. Might want to rethink that.
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You can add one 6 inch air intake in basicly the same location that the original air intake hose goes into the doghouse sides and then route it through that and then down into the right front outside compartment as seen in these pictures of a mod on a 3208TA engine, just adapt it to the NA air filter can instead of directly to the manifold and use 6 inch pipe out to the front of the outside compartment;


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Adding a larger or extra air intake to the Caterpillar 3208NA or TA model engines will enhance the performance, here are some ideas



The one is on a 3208TA engine; Some people have just enlarged the single intake up to a 6 inch diameter to help increase the air flow. There have also been air intake hoses routed down the back side of the engine and then further routed up to the front bumper area. Keep in mind that the cooler the intake air source is the better, as when the air is cooler it is denser and just the exposure of the tubing, or hoses used for the air intake to the engines heat will reduce the effect of the additional air intake somewhat.
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1 six" will flow lots more too than the restriction of 2 2"

david will be along if you want the figures .....hes the man on that stuff
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Thanks Woody,

I got a spreadsheet or two.
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heck this is easy for you

tell him red neck style that he needs a bigger in pipe than out~!!!!!!!!!!
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Thank you: I was to tired to go look for the books. I just can't find the space to run hoses. I know Mike P. wants to do the same thing and I hope we as a team can get it done!!
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Woody,

I can't say it any better than that!

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Does anyone know how much the 3208 n/a can suck? How much air is enough?
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