Wanderlodge Owners Group  
BuyByeBlueBird.com
Donate

Go Back   Wanderlodge Owners Group > Mechanic's Corner > Caterpillar 3208 Solutions

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.

Site Search:
Reply
 
Thread Tools
  #1  
Old 03-13-2019
Steelwheels's Avatar
Steelwheels Steelwheels is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque & Downers Grove
Posts: 1,057
Default CAT 7.1 can it replace a 3208

CAT is pitching this to the boat people as a replacement for the 3208 can it work in a Bird, without making a bunch of modifications ?

https://www.cat.com/en_US/articles/c...n-engines.html
__________________
Kiki B
Downers Grove, IL
87fc35
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 03-13-2019
Mike Hohnstein's Avatar
Mike Hohnstein Mike Hohnstein is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NW Milwaukee Metro Area
Posts: 4,208
Default

Not a viable option.
__________________
Mike Hohnstein
FMCA 97824
'83FC35rb
Germantown, WI/Myrtle ID
www.AutoTransDesign.com

http://s767.photobucket.com/user/mhohnstein/library/
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 03-13-2019
Steelwheels's Avatar
Steelwheels Steelwheels is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque & Downers Grove
Posts: 1,057
Default

Might as well delete the thread no point in it then. Would be great to have a lighter higher HP bolt in replacement for the 3208, done dreaming.
__________________
Kiki B
Downers Grove, IL
87fc35
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 03-13-2019
Bob Johannesen Bob Johannesen is offline
Resident Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Argyle, Texas
Posts: 1,085
Default

I am surprised that Cat did not make this engine available for motor vehicles and push that application in another brochure, especially if it were about the same size. There are lots of applications where this swap would be desirable, IF it were a viable option. I bet you could call Cat Customer Service and ask them.
__________________
Bob & Judy Johannesen
1991 WLWB "Seldom Blue"
1978 FC "Smell The Roses Now" SOLD...Costa Rica
Argyle, Texas
940-300-5257

FMCA #72567, WL #1986, Vintage Birds # 345,
IBA #11205
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 03-13-2019
Mike Hohnstein's Avatar
Mike Hohnstein Mike Hohnstein is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NW Milwaukee Metro Area
Posts: 4,208
Default

Emissions
__________________
Mike Hohnstein
FMCA 97824
'83FC35rb
Germantown, WI/Myrtle ID
www.AutoTransDesign.com

http://s767.photobucket.com/user/mhohnstein/library/
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 03-14-2019
Bob Johannesen Bob Johannesen is offline
Resident Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Argyle, Texas
Posts: 1,085
Default

Bingo!! You are certainly right!! I forgot about Government involvement!!
__________________
Bob & Judy Johannesen
1991 WLWB "Seldom Blue"
1978 FC "Smell The Roses Now" SOLD...Costa Rica
Argyle, Texas
940-300-5257

FMCA #72567, WL #1986, Vintage Birds # 345,
IBA #11205
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 03-14-2019
Steelwheels's Avatar
Steelwheels Steelwheels is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Albuquerque & Downers Grove
Posts: 1,057
Default

I’m planning to replace my radiator. Randy mentioned in another thread you had a good set up that needs some fabrication but is still probably a better way to go than the original BB set up. You you provide some info on that ?
__________________
Kiki B
Downers Grove, IL
87fc35
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 03-14-2019
Bob Johannesen Bob Johannesen is offline
Resident Rookie
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Argyle, Texas
Posts: 1,085
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Steelwheels View Post
I’m planning to replace my radiator. Randy mentioned in another thread you had a good set up that needs some fabrication but is still probably a better way to go than the original BB set up. You you provide some info on that ?
What I had to do was search aluminum racing radiators and you can just about find any size you want.

I knew a Bird owner in Lubbuck TX who put a huge radiator in out of a Peterbilt with the Pete radiator cover on it which stuck out about 3 inches in front. Looked nice, though.
__________________
Bob & Judy Johannesen
1991 WLWB "Seldom Blue"
1978 FC "Smell The Roses Now" SOLD...Costa Rica
Argyle, Texas
940-300-5257

FMCA #72567, WL #1986, Vintage Birds # 345,
IBA #11205
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 03-14-2019
Mike Hohnstein's Avatar
Mike Hohnstein Mike Hohnstein is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NW Milwaukee Metro Area
Posts: 4,208
Default

Search medium duty International, one I found was close to a bolt in, lighter, more compact but works very well. My install was with a cac.
__________________
Mike Hohnstein
FMCA 97824
'83FC35rb
Germantown, WI/Myrtle ID
www.AutoTransDesign.com

http://s767.photobucket.com/user/mhohnstein/library/
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 03-14-2019
Mike Hohnstein's Avatar
Mike Hohnstein Mike Hohnstein is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: NW Milwaukee Metro Area
Posts: 4,208
Default

some pics
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN2223.jpg
Views:	147
Size:	190.7 KB
ID:	60662   Click image for larger version

Name:	DSCN2227.jpg
Views:	161
Size:	197.5 KB
ID:	60663  
__________________
Mike Hohnstein
FMCA 97824
'83FC35rb
Germantown, WI/Myrtle ID
www.AutoTransDesign.com

http://s767.photobucket.com/user/mhohnstein/library/
Reply With Quote
Reply

Bookmarks

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need to replace a Couch speeddixon Parts Wanted 1 06-09-2017 07:56 AM
Need info on how to replace bad 3208 Kenneth beeler Engine 17 10-23-2011 11:50 AM
Replace, Repair CAC on LXi davidmbrady LX and LXI (Unique Issues) 32 11-12-2009 09:15 PM
replace or not to replace?? Luvoekars PT & WB (Twin Axle Pusher Unique Issues) 2 06-27-2009 05:34 PM
When in doubt -- replace 'em... peteaeonix Tires, Wheels, Brakes, Steering and Suspensions 5 11-06-2008 01:05 PM

Web Search:

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 03:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions Inc.