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@harmonyards posted:

George, ...one of the fellas above, mentioned something about if the axle is flush with the edge of the wheel where it pokes through, that’s about where it needs to be.....not sure if that was David or BMORAN4.....but again, before I pulled any wheels, or did anything else drastic,...I’d get it down the rails under it’s own power, and see what’s what,...unless you’ve already done that...

Pat

I did take it for a test run before and after motor cleaning - it went from a very rough running motor to a very smooth running motor. I probably could have slapped things back together at that point and moved on, but it's not in my nature to pass up any improvements I can add along the way ... and the wheels were rubbing a bit ....

Since all my axle ends were indeed even with the wheel hubs, and the wheel/track wear patterns looked like they were in the right spot, I will simply rely on that  method to get the gauging correct on reassembly.

Also, I found that it wasn't just a bent tire on one of my blind drivers, the wheel was also bent, so that one has to be changed out.

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