Re: BARIENT 27 ST TWO SPEED WINCHES
I believe the Barient 27 ST's were only aluminum
with a spring top. The springs are on SS shoulder bolts which thread and stop at a set distance on the shoulder. They usually strip out over time. I've had a few in my machine shop for SS thread repair inserts. It would be helpful with detailed picture. Especially of the tops where the shoulder bolts are.
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