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Kansasplowboy
03-20-2017, 11:10 PM
Been mystified by the excess rear hub end play on my 28. After tearing it apart and studying it for quite a while, I discovered that the two Bakelite washers (3983-23) are missing. I assume they act as a buffer between the two steel thrust washers, one stationary and one turning with the hub? Is there a better material too make these out of and what is the thickness of them? Any help would be appreciated.

MMasa
03-21-2017, 01:32 AM
There are also small brass shim washers that fit between a shoulder on the axle and the non threaded inner thrust race. These were available in different sizes and were used to adjust end play.
Mark

Kansasplowboy
03-21-2017, 08:25 AM
Mark, thanks for the the reply. The brass washers are in place but are of no effect because of the missing Bakelite spacers. I took them all out and it made no difference prior to the discovery of the missing parts.

MMasa
03-21-2017, 08:44 PM
KPB
Sorry. I totally missed that part. Duh
I have extras if you need a pair. PM me.
Mark