Page 1 of 1

3745 tapered shaft hub

Posted: Wed Sep 04, 2013 11:16
by Heidere
Hello everyone.
My 3745 tapered hub, on a Continental 75 hp, 7 AC Champ, is cracked and unserviceable. I will appreciate any hints on where to find a replacement. Thanks.
Jim Heidere

Re: 3745 tapered shaft hub

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 01:08
by Chief Pilot
Jim, the hubs show up several times a year on eBay and sell for $150 to $300. Also refer to the post on this bulletin board from Classic Aero (Doug Combs): "propeller hub, continental tapered, 65, 75, 80, 85".

Attached is a photo of one I bought on eBay for $175. Look carefully at the snap-ring recess and you can see that it is distorted -- to the extent that the nut won't fit inside. I don't know if this can be straightened or re-machined. If you want to have a look at it and pay the shipping, I'll send it to you. If you want to keep it, send me $100; if you don't want it, ship it back. I highly recommend that before you install any used hub, you get it magnafluxed. Aircraft Specialty Services will recondition, magnaflux, and re-plate them for about $100.

Raleigh

Re: 3745 tapered shaft hub

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 01:15
by Chief Pilot
I am not able to attach the photo. I'll try sending it by pm.

Re: 3745 tapered shaft hub

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 09:38
by Heidere
Dear chief pilot, or Raleigh.
Please forgive my ignorance about using this site. As I write this I am not quite sure the message will get to you. I even tried the PM reply method but got no place.
I wish to accept your offer of examining your hub, and agree to your conditions. Please advise with specificity how I should proceed. And how I should pay you. Perhaps by personal check in the mail.
My mailing address is as follows.
48 Hillside Ter., Skillman New Jersey, 08558 – 1516
Thank you for your generous conditions.
Jim Heidere

Re: 3745 tapered shaft hub

Posted: Thu Sep 05, 2013 23:13
by Chief Pilot
Jim,
I can send the hub tomorrow. FedEx ground with 5 business day delivery is about $14. Is that ok? Payment ($100 plus shipping) due in 30 days. That should give you time to get it inspected/magnafluxed and decide if you want to keep it or send it back. I am not representing the hub as being airworthy. Your mechanic will have to make that determination.

Raleigh

Re: 3745 tapered shaft hub

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 09:26
by Heidere
Good morning Raleigh.
Please send the hub. If acceptable to you, I will mail you a check promptly. Thanks again for your generous offer.
Jim Heidere

Re: 3745 tapered shaft hub

Posted: Fri Sep 06, 2013 20:40
by Chief Pilot
Jim, I shipped the hub today. I will send a PM with the details.
Raleigh