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Curious about this. Care to share contactor info?

@flintknapper posted the link where I detailed my conversion.

I used a Superwinch contactor, that is NLA. These days, you have a choice of Warn or genuine Albright contactors. There is a thread in this forum where someone posted a current source in the U.S. for the British-made Albright contactors; I'll try and find it tomorrow (about to go to bed now).
 

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@flintknapper posted the link where I detailed my conversion.

I used a Superwinch contactor, that is NLA. These days, you have a choice of Warn or genuine Albright contactors. There is a thread in this forum where someone posted a current source in the U.S. for the British-made Albright contactors; I'll try and find it tomorrow (about to go to bed now).
^^^^

Man....me too. Six days and Nights of dealing with this damn snow and ice has just about worn me out.
 
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@flintknapper posted the link where I detailed my conversion.

I used a Superwinch contactor, that is NLA. These days, you have a choice of Warn or genuine Albright contactors. There is a thread in this forum where someone posted a current source in the U.S. for the British-made Albright contactors; I'll try and find it tomorrow (about to go to bed now).
built several 8274 using the superwinches contactor, like 1911 said its NLA. Instead of overpaying the warn one i took a gamble and bought on amazon. see link Amazon product
No issues so far and I had it about 6 months. I pulled out a couple of tree trunks so far so good.
 

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I have one for both cruisers. I rebuilt the one on my 40 a year ago. Both work great and look awesome. I’ve replaced both steel cables with synthetic rope.
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built several 8274 using the superwinches contactor, like 1911 said its NLA. Instead of overpaying the warn one i took a gamble and bought on amazon. see link Amazon product
No issues so far and I had it about 6 months. I pulled out a couple of tree trunks so far so good.

That is the one I was thinking of, probably from a post by you; thanks!

Looks like a genuine Albright, not a (Chinese?) knock-off like the Superwinch one may have been.
 
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Please please please stop using Amazon.
Here is the same guy on ebay and i can provide you with a direct link or phone via pm.



Whats the deal with amazon? I think I’ve bought them from both.
 

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$75 winch has been broken down. Process started with cutting the motor shaft because it was frozen to the bearing. Someone had had the top case off previously and reattached using regular nuts instead of square nuts. I'll replace with square nuts. Gear oil was old and slightly contaminated but the gears look good. Now all it will take to reassemble is cleaning, $$, and time.

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$75 winch has been broken down. Process started with cutting the motor shaft because it was frozen to the bearing.

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Since you will be replacing the motor and pinion gear anyway, I highly recommend the 9.5XP motor, it really makes a huge very noticeable improvement. It will be the most expensive part of your whole winch, but worth it!
 

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Since you will be replacing the motor and pinion gear anyway, I highly recommend the 9.5XP motor, it really makes a huge very noticeable improvement. It will be the most expensive part of your whole winch, but worth it!

That's the plan. This is the one that came on my '77 FJ40 that I'm wrapping up. Just need to wire up the Albright contactor and remount on the 40.

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