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Old 03-01-2011, 03:13 PM
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While above the bumper does block it more I haven't read where anyone runs hot because of that with a stock engine.

I wouldn't mount it below the bumper.

http://forum.ih8mud.com/40-55-series...ck-bumper.html
Read Zepp's link that Subzali posted, he re-mounted his 8274 with the fairleads in the bumper because he was over heating. There are numerous other instances on MUD where folks had the same issue.

Whether you go hawse or fairlead I would not mount it under the bumper. Anything that hangs down lower than your spring shackles will just be a rock magnet. Both of my 8274's are through the bumper. If you don't want to do that then try the above the bumper mount. If it does cause over heating you can always move it back down.
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Old 03-01-2011, 07:13 PM
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Off topic - here's my gas 'High Altitude' 1958 MF50 - I did a light resto a few years ago. It has high compression pistons good for 8.4:1, instead of 6.x:1

I found it rotting in a neighbor's yard. The engine had been rebuilt in 1976 and it runs very well.
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Old 03-01-2011, 08:34 PM
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And, if you're trying to build something that doesn't require welding because you don't have a welder, don't let that stop. Lots of folks have welders that are willing to help, myself included.
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Old 03-01-2011, 09:08 PM
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Randy - thanks for the offer - I'm welder equipped and have just welded shut approximately 1 billion small rust holes in this 1980 FJ. I have a perverse affection for reversible mods, so I'd rather not hack up a clean or new OEM bumper. I'm hatching a plan, however, that may get me what I need.
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Old 03-01-2011, 10:08 PM
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Steve, nice MF! That's exactly the front bucket I'm talking about that I think it would be cool to have! And I appreciate your comment on reversible mods, I find myself in the same line of thinking often...

Good luck and let us know what you come up with!
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The downside to this configuration is it sits up quite a bit higher and blocks more of the air flow through the radiator, causing the engine to possibly run a little warmer.
Actually it will make the motor overheat. A *little* warmer is an understatement for this application.

Never, ever mount an 8274 on an across the frame rails plate on a 40. It will overheat on the way up Vail pass when you are thinking all you want to do is get home from Moab. It will overheat in Grand Junction on the way to Moab. It will not like the highway, but will do just fine rock crawling at 600 RPM.

Even with (an almost) brand new radiator, good water pump and good old fashioned orange metal fan, not enough air flow for the highway.

Did I say not to mention how I know this?

Let's just say that fabbing a new bumper to mount the 8274 where it doesn't block air flow and puts the rope in the middle of the bumper where it is strongest anyway was at the top of the list of post Moab-04's priority list.



7 years later and no problems any more.
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