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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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Joe's been patiently waiting for me to get busy. I've been @ the river in Idaho for a year getting the spec house property developed and sold, closed Friday. I've been back in WI for a couple weeks, getting my mind untangled from being go so long. My guys got the old engine pulled and the process started. On my return went thru the injection pump and verified calibrations on the test engine next to the new example.
Crit got one, Joe the other, it's great working on brand new product and it's good for verifying original assembly protocols.
Air brake valve stuck behind the exhaust is being replaced, turbo and riser blankets will replace the lame steel shields, exhaust will be wrapped to protect the bags, some rework of the over built bracketry under hood will be done as well as some re-routing of the new fuel and return lines.
Love those new light weight starters, even I can handle them, the old iron ones not so much.
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That looks great Mike.
Lots of work and thank god for the youngsters!
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Joe is going to be happy, thanks for the pictures
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Joe's been patiently waiting for me to get busy. I've been @ the river in Idaho for a year getting the spec house property developed and sold, closed Friday. I've been back in WI for a couple weeks, getting my mind untangled from being go so long. My guys got the old engine pulled and the process started. On my return went thru the injection pump and verified calibrations on the test engine next to the new example.
Crit got one, Joe the other, it's great working on brand new product and it's good for verifying original assembly protocols.
Air brake valve stuck behind the exhaust is being replaced, turbo and riser blankets will replace the lame steel shields, exhaust will be wrapped to protect the bags, some rework of the over built bracketry under hood will be done as well as some re-routing of the new fuel and return lines.
Love those new light weight starters, even I can handle them, the old iron ones not so much.
Looks purdy.

What did you mean when you said “brand new product” ?
That’s not a rebuilt ?
And what is it?
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New engine, sold to the Navy in 1990, new old stock.
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Joe love's it! And I haven't even driven it yet. Thanks Mike first tracking down a brand new engine, and for incorporating every conceivable improvement and upgrade during the replacement. This is going to be the most roadworthy Bluebird on the road.
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Yes very nice work indeed. Mike and the guys at his shop know whats what.
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Brand new engine is impressive.
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