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.