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Old 12-25-2004, 03:40:28 PM
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I know this has come up several times before but I am having some serious problems with the gib key on my 4 H.P. Stover T. I have tried the slide hammer trick, the puller trick, pushing the flywheel on farther so it will loosen the key trick, and none of them have made it budge. Any one else have any genious ideas?? My merry christmas is'nt being very merry
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How about the drill trick? BobRR
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Here is what i used...

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Gib keys are the most miserable thing on an engine!



I put the whole flywheel and crank on the bench and grabbed the head in my vise and used a chisel to separate it from the crankshaft.

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Thanks Ken, that worked pretty good. Once I found a pipe big enough in my iron pile to fit over the crankshaft and the bolt, I cut it to lenth and cut a piece of half inch plate to fit on the end of the pipe for the bolt to run through, I used a half inch breaker bar and could'nt get the key to move with that and all my arm strenth, so I got the 3/4 in. air gun out and it came right out. Sometimes you just have to tell them old engines who is boss I guess.
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I'd love to take credit for the idea, but i got it here on Harry's page.
 


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