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Old Dec 04, 2012, 08:15 PM
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Where can a person find winch motors? Thanks Brian Smith
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 09:13 PM
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What kind? bosch? http://www.bosch.us/content/language1/html/5710.htm Push the easy button
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 10:51 PM
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Or put a want ad up in the classifieds, they pop up all the time.
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 10:56 PM
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Or put a want ad up in the classifieds, they pop up all the time.
Or Pop-off if your settings aren't right.... Not sure I'd want a "used" one, unless you know the moto,r or knows someone that did.... Beezzzhhhttt! " hey, it's stuck again!" then " ya, it does that all the time, I gotta sell that thing"
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Old Dec 04, 2012, 11:15 PM
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Hi Brian,

you asked about the winch motor, and got one answer for the Bosch, which is the motor of choice for F3C type winches. If you are looking for the standard TD winch, that would be a Ford Long Shaft (FLS) motor. If you do a search on the Groups, you will find all the info you need to know about the FLS, including part numbers to use when trying to find one from your local Napa Auto Parts place. Just know that if you want power, look for the Injoy FLS motor, or one which has 6-volt coils inside the 12-volt casing. If you are not worried about getting gut wrenching power, the standard 12-volt FLS works fine. Also look up Real Balls, as they make some nice end bell parts to support the motor.

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Old Dec 04, 2012, 11:17 PM
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12v TD winch motor

Not looking for anything exotic. Just a good strong TD winch motor well made. Something like the ones Tim McCann sold. Just looking for who makes/offers them? Thanks again. Brian
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 07:49 AM
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Here is where I got mine.

http://www.discountstarterandalterna...ine-3110n.aspx

It has worked great.

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Old Dec 05, 2012, 09:41 AM
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I use FLS from NAPA. #44-9608 is the 6 volt one. About $100 but you get money back if you bring back an old one they can rebuild. I have yet to get a bad one. Usually they will need to order them but it will be there the next day.
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Old Dec 05, 2012, 11:38 AM
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Be careful of the tractor motors. Their shaft is a 1/2" shorter than the car/truck motor and will not accommodate the Tim McCann drum. Also, Hemmings will have them listed in the parts section.

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Old Dec 05, 2012, 01:01 PM
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FLS starter

http://www.dbelectrical.com/p-10587-...3109-3109.aspx

This is the exact starter motor I have used for the last 4 or 5 winches that needed motors. They are the longer shaft. not the shorter one. The Atlanta soaring group recomended them to me. I or them never had a problem with them and they were great lasting, powerful, motors. I even took one to the motor rebuilder in Manchester Tn and he said it was a great motor.
However Rick Bothell jump in and said he bought these motors and they were junk. I was wondering if Rick was talking about the same motor I was????? So what do I know? I'm thinking Rick might have a motive for saying that but again I can only say these motors work great for a number of folks.. This whole thing came from a friend asking where to get decent, reasonable, winch motors. I hated to suggest my finding so we started asking y'all.. Thanks Brian
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 12:34 AM
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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...h+motor&page=3

Brian look at the last paragraph of my post #36
These motors are 12 volt, 4 coils, ball bearings at both ends made in the USA and shiny! We have one and we put thru some heavy contest for over a year now, this last contest it "seemed" to bog down, so I took it to my favorite starter shop and was told it looks like it is brand new!
The Visalia club recommend them to us.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 08:12 AM
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winch motor

Thanks for that Raed
Did you mean to sat 12V or are they 6V. ?? Other wise that does sound good. I'll make sure my friend see's the info. Brian


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http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showt...h+motor&page=3

Brian look at the last paragraph of my post #36
These motors are 12 volt, 4 coils, ball bearings at both ends made in the USA and shiny! We have one and we put thru some heavy contest for over a year now, this last contest it "seemed" to bog down, so I took it to my favorite starter shop and was told it looks like it is brand new!
The Visalia club recommend them to us.
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Old Dec 06, 2012, 10:53 PM
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Thanks for that Raed
Did you mean to sat 12V or are they 6V. ?? Other wise that does sound good. I'll make sure my friend see's the info. Brian
12 volts Brian, with 4 coils it has a lot of torque to maintain line tension.
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Old Dec 07, 2012, 07:52 AM
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12 volts Brian, with 4 coils it has a lot of torque to maintain line tension.

..... http://www.rcgroups.com/forums/showp...6&postcount=36...


Raed

It's "Shiny" and it pulls hard...... I've used it several times at our contests. I think it is the strongest of the "lot" the Buzzards have.

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Old Dec 13, 2012, 03:06 PM
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Might be helpful if someone (Lachowski) could post the correct part numbers for the Bosch starters for F3B use. My understanding is that they were used in 80's German cars and are not current production. Would be interesting to check the Bosch website to see if that is true. Also would be good to have both the FLS and Bosch information in one thread here!
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