I'll try to cover all these replies here:
66restomod: I haven't torqued the nut. As I started to tighten up
the nut, the bearings bound and the wheel wouldn't turn. I didn't
dare torque it to spec for fear of having the bearings permanently
TangDar: I did double-check the bearings and then had my
machinist father- and brother-in-law doublecheck me.
68hardtop & SHELBY: I've actually done this twice now. The
first time I put in the bearing races, I installed the drums and
had this problem. So I drove them out and made sure their
seats were good and clean. Then I reinstalled them and mic'd
them with a dpeth gauge to be certain.
demmerich: The spindle threads look fine. I can run the nut
down more than far enough without the hubs there.
TennesseeCub: The spindles *look* clean. But that may not
be clean enough I guess. I'll try setting the two bearings onto
the spindle without the hub and see how that goes. Actually,
I'll try the outer bearing first because if it works I won't have
to pull the rear grease seal again. (Of course, Murphy's Law
says I'll have to pull the seal _and_ that I'll bitch it up in the
Thanks for the tips guys - stay tuned.
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