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Old 08-29-2009, 11:16 PM   #1
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i purchased my first propeller today and have no idea what it is so you will be hearing a lot from me. i would like to give you some info and maybe you can tell me where to start. the propeller measures about 112 inches in lenght and has a metal hub attatched to it stamped into the metal is a tiny letter G with the nubmers 5359 under the G. all of the pictures i have seen on this site dont show a metal hub should it be removed in search of more marking under it? the hub has 8 holes as well as 8 nuts the tips of the prop have a metal sheath on it but not on the leading edge. any suggestions would be great
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hi again i am adding some additional info that may help with an id of this prop
it is 115 inch long
the metal hub is 10 inches in diameter
the hub is approx 8 inches thick
the hole are 1/2 inch approx i cant get a exact measurement with the tool i was using
i posted pictures in an album titled help me id this prop
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Old 08-30-2009, 10:22 PM   #2
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Start with pictures. It's unlikely that the stampings are underneath the hub. They will either be around it, on the blades, or on the side of the hub.

So far it sounds most like a prop for a Liberty engine.
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Old 08-30-2009, 11:13 PM   #3
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thanks for the quick response there are a bunch of picturers in an album i started under the title help me id this prop
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Old 08-31-2009, 11:11 AM   #4
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thanks for the quick response there are a bunch of picturers in an album i started under the title help me id this prop
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You'll need to at least provide us with a link to that.
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Old 08-31-2009, 01:36 PM   #5
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i think these should help
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Old 08-31-2009, 03:55 PM   #6
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It's too bad there isn't more information stamped on it. It's a nice looking prop.

There's something strange at the hub, though. The original hub bolt holes are visible through the metal hub, suggesting that either this hub was just added as a decorative piece or that it was used for a different than orginal application.

Also, it looks like it's a left hand rotation, which means that if it were for a Liberty engine it was likely a pusher application.

I would try to carefully remove the hub to see what's under it, both in terms of additional stamping and also to see if dual bolt holes are drilled through. (If it's an oversized metal hub apparatus, it may in fact be covering additional stamped information.)
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:10 PM   #7
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thanks dave
im going to try and remove it tomorrow
if it is dual holes does this take away from value
i paid $500.00 for it do you think i did ok
i will send you pictures of whats under the hub if anything
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:15 PM   #8
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Any alteration to it will reduce its value, but it's a nice looking propeller and looks otherwise to be in original condition, so I'd say $500 was probably a good buy. Don't try to "restore" it.

When you do look at the hub, check the hub dimensions against this chart to see if you can see what engine it might have been designed for.
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Old 08-31-2009, 04:45 PM   #9
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thanks
like i said tomorrow im going to attempt to remove the hub
its becoming a mission to get all the info i can on this prop
i'll send you pictures of what i find
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Old 09-01-2009, 05:49 AM   #10
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Hi Murray and Dave,

I keep looking at these photographs and wondering if it might be of British design. I don't mean to state that it is, merely to raise the possibility.

Was it American practice to number the blades 1 and 2? I have seen this on British props.

With kind regards,

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