I am Installing new races and bearings . When I reinstall the new race it is loose. you can move it in and out . Is there a fix for this ?
If it's a few thousands then Loctite as Jack suggested. If it's really loose then JB weld.
Loctite make a product called Stud and Bearing Mount that is green. It is specifically for this type of problem.
Just fixed one on my 27. NAPA sells Permatex sleeve locker. Cost is 6 bucks. Clean everything place some on both pieces I installed it back on the car and set over night. I had a little seep out on the race but it chipped of with a knife.
Measure the ID of the hub and the OD of the race. Select Shim-stock that is half the difference and line it around the ID of the hub where the bearing presses in. Then, press the race in place. When complete, you have a race that is pressed in place and supported by steel and not filled with plastic. This is how I do it anyways.. Doesn't mean the other ways are wrong.
I had one which was loose and took it to a machinist who installed a sleeve and turned it to fit. If you do this, be careful to center it and also not to cut too far into the hub to weaken it. The shim stock might work but must be careful that the bearing race is centered in the hub. JB weld might also work if it is only slightly loose.
Or look for a better hub. This is easy if you have wood spoke wheels. The used hubs are available at most swap meets, but the wire spoke hubs for 26-27 are hard to find and expensive.
Loctite 642. It will fill a gap of .020 from memory. I have used it a few times. Seems like it was about $35 an ounce. Great stuff.
I clean both parts a couple of times with acetone. It needs 24 hours to fully cure.
Years ago had the problem on one of my cars and at the time no one came up with a good fix so I took a center punch and a hammer and actually punched small dimples all the way around the axle a couple of rows. Forced the race back on and drove the car for several more years without any problems
If you give some dimensions that helps when giving the best advice. The Loc-tite is really great and would also work with a piece of shim stock if necessary. Take extra precaution that you maintain the center.
Thanks for all the information Its been a great help . Perry