I picked up a Federal Signal beacon in a lot purchase. It is 24v so I am converting it to 12v. Trying to remove the gear it pulled the shaft out of the motor. I bent the shaft to be able to use leverage on it with no luck. It has not budged at all!
I do not have a vice. I make sure I am giving the bottom of the gear as much support as I can to not bugger up the rest. I dont have a punch but I did try the flat end of a drill bit with part of the prior motor piece as a backing to the gear.
What I tried today was what is shown. I used a slot in the wire strippers bigger then the shaft so it floats freely. I am getting decent leverage on it. It is straightning out the shaft and pulling it through the pliers! I did heat the gear up too with no luck so far.
I was thinking of cutting the shaft off at the gear and pounding in the one from the replacement motor. I will eliminate my leverage options if I do that and it fails so that will be a last resort.
Heating it up pretty good shouldn't be too bad just get a slite glow to it it should pop rite off they are pressed onto the shaft as for drilling you'll want a good sturdy bit if you have a drill press I highly recommend using that another option is use a vice and a hammer with a punch that will fit and crack that shaft free remember though brass is soft so heat is your best bet
Got it glowing a bit with the propane torch, practically fell off. Thanks Da-Sarge for pointing me in that direction. I was afraid to put heat to brass so I obviously did not heat it enough previously. Got the gear on the new motor too. Thanks again (and to Tony P for putting this in the correct category for me).