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Need help with 1948 Sturmey Archer AW hub
I recently acquired a 1948 Raliegh Dawn Tourist. The bike was sitting in a warehouse for 50 years and hadn't been move during that time.
This weekend, I disassembled the hub and gave it three kerosene baths. The first was dark and muddy, the second kind of gray, and the third one clear. I repacked the bearings and reassembled the hub. I then gave it a couple good squirts of Phil's Tenacious Oil.
I relaced the wheel and while spinning the wheel on the truing stand, I heard a light, but disconcerting, scraping sound coming from inside the hub. I removed the R.H. cone and the driver and gave the hub a spin. It sounds like the clutch is scraping against the planet body, but it could be the axle key scraping against the clutch; it's hard to tell for sure, but that's the area it's coming from.
How much oil is enough? I see a light coating on everything, but certainly there's not an oil bath. Is this the likely culprit, or something more serious?