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Get some wood shims. Insert an opposed pair under each side of the fan hub, and gently tap them in keeping even pressure on each side.
 
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Given these fans often begin to go brittle with time....you may want to replace the fan especially is you see any "hairline cracks" in the blades or at the hub
 

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Thats my guess - or a previous owner did the axle thing and then reinstalled the fan.
 

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As was pointed out in a previous thread Haynes and Clymer mentioned using the axle....who knows how many were done that way by "maggot word O' mouth" in the earlier years....
Fit a new fan....and keep the M14 bolt for future use...eg you may need to replace seals/gaskets behind the fan in future.....
 

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I had intended to warn against using a ball joint separator, or the like. Because it's a simple wedge, it can put a lateral force on the (very brittle) camshaft. the fan should come off straight, if at all possible.
Glad to hear it didn't bite you.
 
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