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post #1 of 11 Old 09-25-2021, 06:06 PM Thread Starter
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Got my new old winch

Was helping my 80 year old father clean up his shop today and came home with a winch. He had it on his 75 K20 for years. Now it's Going on my CJ. A lot of nostalgia for me.

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-26-2021, 06:27 AM
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You going to leave it as is or rebuild it?


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I will probably rebuild it. He used it quite a bit and it's been sitting in the shop for a long time. Any suggestions on a good synthetic rope? I was thinking 3/8 min x 100'.

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I emailed Warn for a rebuild kit and they don't offer one. Just individual components. I did see a lower housing service kit. Is there anything specific I should be checking when I dive into it? I am going to pull the upper housing off and check the gears and put new oil it it. I probably should put power to it and make sure the solenoids are working as well.
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They are pretty simple machines and are easy to work on.

When I refurbished mine, I only had to replace the drum seal. Otherwise, I just cleaned it up, put new oil in it, and painted several parts.

I also put 100' of Warn Spydura Synthetic Rope on it.
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Agree with Matt1981CJ7, they are fairly easy to work on. I rebuilt mine recently and replaced all the gaskets, brake kit and a spring but gears were in great shape. Just needed a good cleaning. I cleaned all the parts and then painted the casing with clear coat and the wench motor to Alpaca Brown to match the Jeep. I only had to replace one of the original solenoids. The biggest challenge for me was to get the break assembly apart. I ultimately used it as an excuse to purchase a smaller press (6 ton) from JEGS and was used that to take it apart and back together. I went with a FIERYRED synthetic rope for mine from Amazon. I'd also add that there are several great 8274 rebuilt threads out there for guidance.
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post #7 of 11 Old 10-01-2021, 04:02 PM
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I searched around and found Amsteel blue synthetic rope at Seattle Marine and Fishing Supply at a really good price. I called them and they have several colors to choose. Have 140’ of 3/8” on my 8274.
http://www.seamar.com/products
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Here's a place I ran across that sells parts for them and you can actually talk on the phone with someone that knows about them. https://www.winchserviceparts.com/m8274.php


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Is there a worry with this size winch blocking airflow through the radiator?

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I am not worried. I have seen several, more than I can count, CJs with an 8274 out front. I do want to put a better fan on it with a shroud. At some point in its 46 years of life the shroud was removed and a crappy fan was put on.

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Is there a worry with this size winch blocking airflow through the radiator?
My CJ has wheeled countless days at 105+ heat in Moab without issue with an 8274 on it. I've had to stop wheeling for the day because of the heat, but the CJ hasn't cared.
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