Thank you for those few kind words – Brian is one of the 3.74% I mentioned in my earlier post!
Now, How long have you owned the bike? Why I ask is that it is not unknown for a seller to tighten up the fork spindles to hide the wear, so a lot will depend upon what you find tomorrow.
What area do you hale from? There’s a company in the West Midlands who overhaulsd girder forks but will not sell the parts (the miserable git) – but don’t fret they are not that difficult to do yourself if you have access to a lathe to make the bushes etc. and a liquid reamer to fit them.
Keep us posted.