I just replaced the front bearings and grease retainers (conical hub) for the first time, about 20,000 miles since I bought it 20 years ago. Wheel is back in the forks less the cable. The question I have regards the retaining nut on the right side. If I tightened too much it would draw the shoulder inside of the brake hub up against the face of the inner bearing race thus locking the wheel from turning, or so it seems. I don't know how tight the nut was when I took it apart as I used an impact wrench and socket on it and it came loose with no effort. It doesn't make sense that it should be finger tight. Instead the shoulder of the hub should be tight against the inner race. Haynes manual didn't cover that part. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks Trev. I ended up tightening the nut as you suggested and the wheel turns fine. Wheel's back on again and the brake cable in place. Brake light switch even works so we're good to go. Thanks for the input. Regards.