One blade should not be smaller on the end than the other. If you are looking for another prop I have a GSC three blade 64" with LE protection I'll make you a good deal on. I got a smoking deal on a Warp so I bought it.
I had mine after 43 hours. I would not say I was cocky but more complacent. I was coming back from my longest cross country trip. I was tired and in a hurry to get home for a dinner engagement with my wife. I listened to AWOS at my home airport and it reported 23 @ 7. We have a 24 runway so i decided to use it. When I started monitoring the airport frequency the traffic was using 20. Instead of landing on 24 like I had planned I decided to land 20 with the other traffic. When I tuned final I was directly into the sun. I flared to high and sat down crossed up. I could not see but thought I could make it work. The next thing I remember was seeing the yellow center line out my left door. I over corrected with left rudder and was stabbing in left rudder to fix that when the tailwheel broke loose. The good thing was I had slowed the plane down a lot. As I felt it going around I leaned right and dove right aileron into the turn. She stayed on her feet and did a beautiful spin clear around on the runway. I sat there thinking "God I hope no one saw that". I looked across the taxiway and there stood the fuel truck driver with a big smile on his face. Asshole...... What did I learn. Runway 24 would have kept me out of the sun, would have gave me less of a crosswind component and would have put me closer to my hangar. As soon as I turned final I told myself that I should go around and use 24....I didn't listen. Fly the plan, go around if it does not feel right, stack the odds in your favor as much as possible when flying a short coupled TB and stay in control of the plane.
I just reinstalled all of the Curtis Drains on the plane after replacing all of the o-rings. I have an old set of drains out off of another project and they put them in with some kind of brownish sealer. After years the stuff is still tacky. I was wondering if you guys install your drains with some type of sealer or teflon tape?
Yes one would think you would stay with standard jetting but obviously other forces are at work. Not sure I want to test the theory but do you think that would change if you installed a one way check valve in-line coming from the air filter? That should eliminate any back flow coming from the filter side when the valve is shut. Just a thought.