Last night was a good night. Received the original fork neck bearings cups and races back from the machine shop. The shop “skimmed” the ball bearing surfaces back to a mirror smooth finish. The races had pitted from sitting for 65+ years with the old ball bearings.
Now moving to the rear brake. After initial rear hub rebuild, as I was getting the bike ready for three shows, I most likely did not fully understand the workings of the Muscleman rear brake. After I initially installed a few months ago I had a rear brake, however “lost it” after a few tries. So last night we pulled the rear wheel off and disassembled the hub. All looked good. This time we “set” the chain sprocket a bit different. Difficult to explain but the sprocket has a wide threaded portion that goes into a mechanism to activate the brake when the pedals are rotated in a backwards manner. Anyway after reassembly the wheel was installed back in the bike and chain adjusted. Rear brake now operates AOK!