twistedtoy92- The ball is in there. Bearing preload is at 14, I bought the pull scale. It rotates nice and smooth.
Volcom- 1. I think I will first see if i can get one for free from the junkyard. Ifs & solid axle cone washers should be the same, I assume.
2. I had a friend telling me what to torque it to, so it could be 23 in-lbs, I will have to verify what he told me. we were in a rush, and he might have overlooked it. But in/lb would make sence. I am thinking about drilling it out about half way down, tap it with a very small left hand thread tap, and keep spinning the tap until the bolt backs out. I have no idea if this will work though. Or if there is such thing as a small left hand tap.
3. If the bolt that is in there fails, helicoil will be my next option, if I can find one.
4. I packed the birf, and put grease all around the knuckle so that the bearings will stay lubricated well. I also packed alot around the birfield. I left a small gap, about an inch wide, all the way around between the birfield and the knuckle. I really hope that I didn't put too much in, because I really don't want to pull this thing all apart again.