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Lister Engines => Things I want to Buy => Topic started by: the horder on September 02, 2017, 09:01:17 PM

Title: gib key remover tool
Post by: the horder on September 02, 2017, 09:01:17 PM
hi does any one no were i can get a gib tool to remove the gib key on Lister flywheel   there is one like a banana and the other one looks like a 1/4 piece of cheese   i think its called a gib key i called them a key way  that holds the flywheel and pulleys in place   thanks
Title: Re: gib key remover tool
Post by: BruceM on September 02, 2017, 09:59:40 PM
http://www.centralmainediesel.com/order/Gib_Key_Puller.asp?page=Gib_Key_Puller

I've also used the hand sledge driven wedge method- ground the necessary taper into the side of a jimmy bar.

Title: Re: gib key remover tool
Post by: highroad281 on September 02, 2017, 11:43:04 PM
Couple of $6 splitting wedges and some gros marteau work great too.
Title: Re: gib key remover tool
Post by: LowGear on September 03, 2017, 06:36:25 PM
Opposing wedges.  I love pre-Christian Era solutions.
Title: Re: gib key remover tool
Post by: dieselspanner on September 03, 2017, 09:37:26 PM
Nothing wrong with old school....

A screw thread is only a helical wedge, and as Archimedes said of levers, 'Give me a place to stand and I'll move the earth'

Cheers Stef
Title: Re: gib key remover tool
Post by: the horder on September 04, 2017, 12:12:52 PM
that sounds like scouse  way of tightening it  up   strip it back  . then  of half a turn   lol or a Manchester screw driver a big hammer and smack it in   
Title: Re: gib key remover tool
Post by: LowGear on September 04, 2017, 01:38:04 PM
I guess I forgot to include "elegant" with my praise of the pre Christian era solution.

"Manchester screw driver a big hammer and smack it in"  Brute!