Rear axle bearing play
I replaced the rear bearings on my '70 Chevelle and decided to measure the up and down play with read .010"-.015". No signs of wear on the axle and the old bearings looked fine. The reason why I decided to change the bearings was because I was getting a shimmy at 50-55 mph. I had the tires balanced twice, replaced front wheel bearings and both u-joints on the drive shaft. I called a couple of shops, one local shop said he's never measured the play the other, Currie Enterprises of Anaheim, CA said he didn't know. Is this play normal?