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Stubborn clutch adapter

Hi there,

does anyone know of a clever way to remove the clutch adapter from the drive shaft of a villiers midget? It's missing one of its "fingers" and I want to replace it with  another one:


wristpin Sun, 09/05/2021

It is threaded and tapered, so if you can “break” the taper it will unscrew ( anti clockwise) . If you rest it on something solid, ideally an anvil, and give it a good smack with a lump hammer it should shock it enough to release  the taper.   Bear in mind that the crank is a pressed together assembly and that holding it at the flywheel end and applying excessive turning force to the adaptor, can twist it.