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The Planets Aligned... Or Unicorns And Rainbows Appeared.

Discussion in 'Winches' started by DanStew, Apr 27, 2016.

  1. Apr 27, 2016
    DanStew

    DanStew Incorrigible. Staff Member Sponsor

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    Any which way it was a pretty good day for me.

    About a week or so ago i saw an ad for a WARN 8247 locally for $500. A little more than i wanted to spend and i had to save my money for a trip to Vegas. I go off to Vegas last week, come back Friday sick as heck, worked saturday, pretty much dead sunday, went to work monday but left to go see a minute clinic. They say i have bronchitis and the flu, then like flies, each one of the family members drop to sickness. Today i am home sick with the family, but i am coming out of the fog. I check craigslist again and see the WARN ad again and they dropped the price to $400. i sent an email and asked if he would take $375, he said yes and it turns out he was actually traveling to a doctors office close to my house and it was a quick run out to meet and get the winch. I heard him operate it over the phone. And too boot i got the latest JP magazine at the airport last Friday and it had a writeup on rebuilding the 8274.

    I got it into the garage and started tearing into it and cleaning it a bit. Everything is there, i have the hand controller, nothing in the solinoid pack is burned. The motor had some serious goop covering the terminals and once removed the terminals looked brand new. Only slight issue i found is a aluminum tab for the top cover was cracked, but i am not so worried about it. The clutch lever is stuck. Here are pics, i will probably pull it apart more this week, or tonight. i am getting antsy sitting on the couch being sick.

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  2. Apr 27, 2016
    m38willys

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    Nice find. (You suck:D) Hope you feel better. It's hard for me to sit still and not dive in when I drag something home too. When the wife goes w me, theres a period of time after we return home that I have to feign indifference before I can dive in.
     
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  3. Apr 27, 2016
    DanStew

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    Now i have to take time away from the Flatty project to build a mount for the YJ to mount this bad daddy on. :)
     
  4. Apr 27, 2016
    m38willys

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    That's a relatively easy project. High return for the effort.
     
  5. Apr 27, 2016
    Don X

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    Danny, have I told you lately that I hate you?

    (kugs and hisses)
     
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  6. Apr 27, 2016
    blevisay

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    Wooooooot!!!
     
  7. Apr 27, 2016
    Tumbleweed

    Tumbleweed Senior member

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    Dan, Bill Vista had a great write up on rebuilding those on Pirate several years back.
    http://www.billavista.com/tech/Articles/Warn_8274_Winch_Rebuild/index.htmlse

    I do remember one trick to getting the knob to release on the upper half of the housing. As you pull the housing, rotate the knob 180 degrees so the gear does not fall out or into the bottom of the case. The gear sets on a fork, and rotating it holds it in the fork.
    A call to Warn's customer service and ask for Steve Schoenfelder will get you direct support for anything else you might need.
     
  8. Apr 27, 2016
    Danefraz

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    nice find
     
  9. Apr 27, 2016
    DanStew

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    Well i opened it up. and pretty much closed it back. it was already gone through at some point and was clean.

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    There was some pitting on the gears, but it still looked fine. Even had nice clean oil in it. I played with the clutch handle a little bit and it came back to life. i added a little grease and it works fine. I resealed it and put it back together. Now i will make a mount and run it :)
     
  10. Apr 27, 2016
    wheelie

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    Nice score, Hoss. Glad something went your way. That's gonna look good on the flatty.
     
  11. Apr 27, 2016
    Beach66Bum

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    Nice find! Now to the serious stuff, lol.
    You got sick just after Vegas!! Ack!
    The one thing with travelling hey! We had some sicky people on the plane back from Vegas but never caught anything. Hope you feel better quick!
    Vegas was a blast. I'm pretty sure if We meet up I'd still be wrecked from drinking, hahaha!
    Cheers!
    Roy
     
  12. Apr 28, 2016
    Wmi68CJ5

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    I picked mine up for 450 about 17 years ago. It was posted on the bulletin board in the gm plant I was working in I called the guy went to the bank and bought it all within an hour or so. I didnt want to let it slip by at that price. good score hope you feel better soon!
     
  13. May 7, 2016
    DanStew

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    Got the winch put on. I am glad it is on, i am tired of picking the thing up, it gets a tad heavy. I still need to wire it to the battery and run out the cable and respool it. And get two more bolts for the mount, the bolts i have are too long.

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  14. May 7, 2016
    uncamonkey

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    Those are good winches. Now you need to re spool it neatly before you catch some crap from a few members here.
    Good buy.
     
  15. May 7, 2016
    DanStew

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    I will wire it up tomorrow and do that. it does kill me that it is just half assed spooled on there.
     
  16. May 7, 2016
    m38willys

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    Looks good. Watch your temp gauge
     
  17. May 8, 2016
    Patrick

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    You should have got a PTO winch :rolleyes:
     
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  18. May 8, 2016
    uncamonkey

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    Somehow I knew you would say something like that. We all know how fun it is to find a PTO that fits his transfer case. We gotta go to hydraulic. Ask Wndyhill.
     
  19. May 8, 2016
    Howard Eisenhauer

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    What's that thing with the square headlights?

    H.:D
     
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  20. May 8, 2016
    DanStew

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    So wired it up and unspooled the winch. How much does a 8274 hold? IT was alot. Had my son as the hook puller and pulled it across the yard, and into the neighbors. The previous owner wound it the wrong way and i had to have the switch "pull in" to have the wire to come out. I respooled it the correct way. Bad thing is i have to replace the wire, there were alot of kinds and bad spots in it. now to find someone that has changed over to synthetic rope to get some newer wire.
     

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