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You may have seen my long and tortuous thread about trying to get a Solo 210 I acquired to run properly, or more accurately restart after it had been run. (It had sat in someone's garage for 20 years) After wasting £200 on it I finally gave up. Bought an Adventure F3 that needed a starter motor and my old one fitted, had a few other little things to sort, engine mounts, fuel lines etc. but that paramotor starts, restarts and runs well. 48 inch prop. I also acquired another motor, a more recent Solo 210 unit with CDI ignition for free and have transplanted it into my original machine which had a 4 bladed 36 inch prop, lighter weight, smaller cage . Lo and behold I started it today, hand start, but only briefly as it has no prop on it at the moment. So here's the issue. The old motor has a mount with 6 screws for the 4 blade 36 inch prop. The motor I acquired for free has a boss with 4 bolts. It's looks like a hard job to switch the bosses (I'd need to switch both) so I hope to drill out 4 holes in the wooden boss to fit the new boss. I realise this is a risky procedure balance wise. Don't want to shell out lots of bucks as this motor hadn't been run for 8 years and as it was I spent £200+ trying to get the original working. Does anyone know a safe and reliable way to re-drill a prop for a different mount please. I just looked at some prop specialist web sites and it would cost more than this thing is worth to get them to do it.