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Old July 28th, 2016, 10:15 AM   #1
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Old July 28th, 2016, 10:23 AM   #3
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Stripped down, new floor pans, a few body patches, and ready for paint.

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Old July 28th, 2016, 10:27 AM   #4
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Tub painted, 350 Chebby, SM465, NP205 installed.

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CJ dash installed.

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Old July 28th, 2016, 10:32 AM   #6
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Picked up a Warn 8274 for $80.

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Old July 28th, 2016, 11:49 AM   #7
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If the solenoid pack is shot on your steal of an 8274, one thing to look into is moving to a contactor instead of the solenoids. We bought an Albright contactor through Custom Splice and it made it easy to mount under hood and cleaned up the wiring; and seemed to fix our occasional winch outages.


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Old July 28th, 2016, 12:16 PM   #8
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If the solenoid pack is shot on your steal of an 8274, one thing to look into is moving to a contactor instead of the solenoids. We bought an Albright contactor through Custom Splice and it made it easy to mount under hood and cleaned up the wiring; and seemed to fix our occasional winch outages.


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I bought one from Warn to put on a M8000.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

It wouldn't work when I bought it, that why it was so cheap, I pulled the cover off and it was full of mouse nest and chewed wires. Replaced the wires and it works like normal.
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It came with a cover too.

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Picked up a Warn 8274 for $80.

please find a second one and sell it to me for my willys please.
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Old July 29th, 2016, 06:40 AM   #11
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please find a second one and sell it to me for my willys please.
I'll keep an eye out.
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I like it so far! Do you have a plan for whats next or what the end goal is?
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I like it so far! Do you have a plan for whats next or what the end goal is?
The end goal is pretty simple, just a back roads cruiser.

No mud or rocks. I have 40 acres with trails thru the woods and hills, near a few seasonal roads. The dunes a few times. And even take the woman out to eat.

I wanted a toy that is between the off road only crawler and the Harley.
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Had an issue hooking up the power steering pump to the gear box. The gear box has o-ring style fittings, and the pump has inverted flare fittings. They have the same thread, but seal differently. I had some pumps in my spare parts pile, and was able to extract the brass inserts out of the high pressure port fitting. I turned the small diameters down, and pressed them into the box ports. The pump lines now seal properly.
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Had an issue hooking up the power steering pump to the gear box. The gear box has o-ring style fittings, and the pump has inverted flare fittings. They have the same thread, but seal differently. I had some pumps in my spare parts pile, and was able to extract the brass inserts out of the high pressure port fitting. I turned the small diameters down, and pressed them into the box ports. The pump lines now seal properly.
I had the same issue when I went to replace the high pressure line on my sister's Nova since it has an 80s Monte Carlo steering box upgrade. After farting around with a bunch of options and adapter ideas, I found these inserts and ordered up a pack. It came with 2 or 3 different sizes and one worked perfectly. http://www.speedwaymotors.com/O-Ring...ter,24682.html
FYI, the O-ring and inverted flare lines do have different threads (SAE vs metric), but they're close enough in diameter and pitch to work.
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