King pins and swivel axles are a constant focus here, because we want tightness, and this is a common source of loose. We talk a lot about bad bushings, and front end play, and lubing the bushings, but the up/ down adjustment is commonly neglected, and when that happens, you get the play you can see in the video below
You need the right shims. You need the right brass spacer. If you have the slop we show in the video above, you have to start over. And the video shows the front end as we received it, which means someone has been driving around in this Bugeye with all this slop, and thinking it was supposed to be this way! (it’s fixed now, 8 new shims did the trick!)
You can buy shims here, or, as is most often the case, you need an entire new swivel axle assembly and disk brake conversion. Why so much fuss? Because your drum brake swivel axle bushings are likely worn out and it is really hard to find someone who can properly re-bush and ream your bushings to the right size, so you are best to get new swivel axles, and convert to disk brakes while you are at it!
Tight is good!