Electric Motor question...Starter/winch motor?
Well, I'm in the process of rebuilding a Ramsey RE 8000...It is in need of some new solenoids and a new electric motor...Called around a bit, and I'll probably just use two continuous hold solenoids and engineer an underhood mount for them instead of replacing the factory solenoids...but that electric motor...Ramsey now makes a 4.8hp motor to replace the original one, but they want $225 for it. The motor looks just like a starter motor. It's got 3 posts (1 ground, one forward rotation, one reverse rotation) and the shaft end has 4 ears, at 90 degree intervals, for mounting. The shaft is about 3/4" diameter, with one 1/8" tongue sticking out of it to drive the gear. Does anyone know if it is a starter motor? Or, does anyone know the HP developed by a starter motor? Are starter motors series wound or permanent magnet? Who thinks one would work/last in a winching application? From what I gather, the winch originally had a 1.8hp motor. An old firefighter friend of mine said that they had a fireengine with an old worm drive winch on it that just used a Ford starter motor for its power. Any thoughts? A $50 starter sounds much better than a $225 "winch motor".
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