Originally Posted by RV7A Flyer
Wait, how would that help? He needs to make the nut shorter (one option) in order to engage the hole in the axle. A shim effectively makes the nut *longer* (I used some peelable shim from McMaster on one axle that developed a little sloppiness a while back).
Correct, I was reading it as a close adjustment.... oops...
Sand the nut to make it fit, and then use a shim if you need to re-use the old hub.
It will be easier and less work than drilling new holes in the hardened steel axles, especially with the legs still on the plane.