When adjusting the chrome-ball preload on the bench I was dismayed to find that setting it per the book made it's action all notchy. I asked Dave and Matthew about this and was told that was right and that I might like to do it one shim too tight since when it gets out on the road it may well go baggy otherwise.
Well, I was too scared to "over tighten" it and so I assembled it to the book and put it back on the car and then assembled the hub onto it. When I knocked over the locking washer on the hub-bearing adjustment nuts, guess what? The pivot went all sloppy! Although I am SURE that the races were properly seated, it obviously needs a couple of knocks to settle the bearings properly :0
Anyway - thanks to Matthew's other suggestion (slotting the brake pipe holes in the funny little mounting bracket so that you don't have to split the pipes to get it off) re-adjusting the preload is not going to be a problem - but I just thought I would mention it here.
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