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Yep, @DannyP, that's the plan after breakfast. 

Sorting this car reminds me of some of my experiences as a long-form journalist. I'd dive deep into a subject and come back, months later, with a 6,000 or 8,000 word draft that looked brilliant. Editor would agree and do some light trimming on it, and I'd read that and polish up a few more bits and send it back and then a day or two later I'd get called into the office and the editor would say something like "this is all great stuff, you know, but re-reading it I don't really understand what we're saying in this second section, and when this guy says this thing, I'm left with this question that we never address, and—"

—I'd have to re-report half the story and then rewrite the entire thing.

It helps to keep in mind that this process has never made the less true.

fwiw I never pulled the beam apart, since it came to me as a roller. I just shot some grease into the zerks at some point during my first few months of ownership. I did make sure all the nuts on the steering knuckles and ball joints were tight, and of course I pulled out, inspected and greased the wheel bearings before putting them back in and tightening it all down to spec. 

Until last night all seemed well. I'd like to think I'd have felt it if the wheel could move this much off plumb during my run round the block two weeks ago. It felt pretty tight in the S-turns.

I'll post again after I get in there and see WTF is what.

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