If you are reusing the locktabs they could be fouling the ball race where
they were previously bent. Or if the studs aren't home fullt they could be
fouling the wheel cylinder. In addition to the lock tab I use the best
Loctite I can get. Tighten the nut quite tight but don't mash it on.
From: Haynes, Mark <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Subject: Hub nuts
Date: Tuesday, 18 May 1999 23:25
Spridgeteers- After all of the discussion of rear hubs, bearings, and
sealing, I got around to putting the newly refitted hubs on the mkII.
never done this, I found when the nuts are tightened, it causes the bearing
to lock up/run roughly. I can't find a torque spec for it, and the Bentley
manual doesn't say anything except "reassemble in reverse order". How tight
do I go with the nut? do I tighten it until it locks up the bearing, and
then back off to a free running state? I assume the lock tab is there for
just such a reason.
BTW thanks for all of the input even though I've just been lurking
on this subject. Special thanks to whomsoever suggested locking the rear
bearings with bearing mount if they were 'slip-fit' --one was.
'62 HAN6 RMVR
P.S.With the later style backing plates, the hand brake
actuator rod on the driver's side (short rod) holds the shoe in contact
the drum. Is there a longer rod to be used with the later style brakes??