I know a place you could try for a fan, he might even have a metal 4 blade one, e-mail me [email protected] if I can help.
I think there would be an interest for the common 1724027 and the Big large frame ones 1738427What kind of interest do you think there is for some new replacement blades? Through work I have a contact with a fan manufacturer. We've briefly discussed a project involving making replacements.
IIRC when the other forum member made a batch, he sold about 50 of them at the bat. I wonder if there would be as much interest seeing as his failed so quickly and people may be nervous to purchase.
I see a couple options. Make a direct copy of the oem blade. Slightly modify the design, or there's a possibility of using an existing "plastic" fan, which I believe is actually Glass reinforced polypropylene, and using a machined hub to fit our hydro input shaft.
So if I was to move forward with this... how many do you think there would be interest for? Are all the large frame fans the same?
If there is enough interest, I could send my OEM blade to see what they think of it and possible pricing.
Let me know what you guys think.
Any chance you can post a pic of it :thanku:I have used the plastic fan with the alum. hub, it locks on the yoke with two set screws and the fan can be replaced for $ 15.00 if need be, I bought extra fan with my order 5 years ago and it still sits on the shelf, my two cents.