Re: My second build..Thanks to all of you.
Hello, phatcruiser. Since you don't post a lot, you're not as familiar to me as some of these guys. But I'm pretty sure I recognize you. I'm glad things are working out.
Anyway......as far as the clearance between chain and chainstay goes you can usually get yourself some space for adjustment by switching out the bearing cone lock nuts. Often times one will be pretty slim while the other is pretty thick. Moving the thick one to the chain side sometimes helps.
I've even sometimes added an axle lock nut onto the axle between the cone lock nut and the chainstay. But a second cone lock nut in the same place would work just as well.