Braden Capstan Winch - Spare Parts - Discussion

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Re: Braden Capstan Winch - Spare Parts - Discussion

Post by David V » Thu Jul 19, 2018 1:14 pm

Well the capsten works fine. Filled it with 140w. Still leaks but less. And yes I can engage it in idle. Just needed the courage to push the lever in.

However I got a strange noise from the pulley or fanbelt. So I took off the belt and still got the strange noise, so took off the pulley and it stopped.
So somehow the pulley must have been rubbing very slightly against something inside the timing case - there is a dust cover there I think.
I put it back on and tightened a little less than the manual.
Everything turns great but will keep an eye on it.

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Post by TENENTE » Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:40 am

Good evening (here, in Italy) to everyone and sorry if I disturb you. I would like to know if you can tell me where to buy a complete manual with all the parts (with nuts and bolts) of the Braden winch ww2 and possibly where I can find them nos or originals.
thank you ….and sorry for my english
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Post by Gary25 » Wed Jun 05, 2019 6:07 pm

Portrayal Press has reproduction copies of the Braden winch manual.

You can Google them they are located in New Jersey USA and send out international mail.

Good luck
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Post by TENENTE » Thu Jun 06, 2019 12:04 pm

Thanks , Gary 25,

Does anyone in the post have spare parts to sell?
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Post by ElwoodJayBlues » Wed Jun 12, 2019 3:05 am

Hello,

spare parts, esp original ones, are VERY hard to find and VERY expensive...

Those of us, who have additional parts will most likely keep them. At least that is what I do.

The cheapest way of getting a winch ist buying a complete set if one apperas for sale.

There are dealers with very good reproduction parts and there is one dealer who has original parts every now and then... but prepare to bring your big wallet for that.

Good luck on your hunt!

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Post by TENENTE » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:07 am

Ciao ,
if I find them original better .... can you please tell me the dealer?
thanks

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Post by David V » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:32 am

You can find some original parts from Eagle and also Wildenburg (spelling ?) who are both in Holland. Easy to find on the net.
Good repro parts are also available in the States. I’ll have to find my web links.
And recently I saw a complete capsten repro kit in France which is pure herasy for me.
My opinion : you need to find at least an original head. And mounting plate if you can. The rest is not visible and the US repro stuff is probably better quality than the originals.


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Post by David V » Wed Jun 12, 2019 8:33 am

It's Wildenberg. Quite a few parts.


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Post by TENENTE » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:27 am

thank you, I saw Wildenburg but "looking" eagle I found nothing. "browsing" I also found "capstan winch .com"...………
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Post by Gary25 » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:38 am

Dave from capstanwinch.Cam is your best bet for reproduction capstan parts!
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Post by David V » Wed Jun 12, 2019 11:58 am

Gary25 wrote:Dave from capstanwinch.Cam is your best bet for reproduction capstan parts!
I can second that. I bought the missing parts I needed from them. Great quality.


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Post by David V » Wed Jun 12, 2019 12:00 pm

TENENTE wrote:thank you, I saw Wildenburg but "looking" eagle I found nothing. "browsing" I also found "capstan winch .com"...………
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Try http://jeepsandlandies.nl/ww2-jeep-parts-2/


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Post by TENENTE » Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:02 am

hi
thanks for the kindness I wrote and I think I can recover the missing parts .... one last question: do you know if the capstan in the picture is post-war? thanks
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Post by Bart1015 » Tue Jun 18, 2019 12:37 pm

TENENTE wrote:
Tue Jun 18, 2019 9:02 am
hi
thanks for the kindness I wrote and I think I can recover the missing parts .... one last question: do you know if the capstan in the picture is post-war? thanks
You have wartime capstan winch head.

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Re: Braden Capstan Winch - Spare Parts - Discussion

Post by hochkiss » Thu Aug 22, 2019 8:44 am

I recently purchased the reproduction rope guide from capstanwinch.com
While they state that the parts are for the civilian models in lieu of military, I have found the the guide will not fit my CJ2A bumper, but will fit my MB bumper.
Kai of Capstanwinch.com stated that they have not heard of this problem and insist that the original from which the reproduced was in fact civilian.
The MB/GPW bumper is 1-5/8'" deep while the 2A bumper measures 2".
Did the CJ2A require the MB bumper when using the linkbelt winch?
Or did Willys provide a different part when they changed the part number?
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