The 10th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering (i.e. 2018)

Following the huge success of the 9th International Gathering we'll be at Retrofestival again. It's a massive show now and is popular with everyone.

It's held at the Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ; on the weekend of the 10th, 11th & 12th of August 2018.

Don't book with the organisers, contact me to get your pitch saved.

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by txfsealord
Wed, 29 Mar 2017, 8:15 am
Forum: Wheels, Tyres & Hubcaps
Topic: Replacement hub and drum
Replies: 3
Views: 523

Re: Replacement hub and drum

Hi Daniel, The Rubery Owen axle has hubs and bearings which are much larger and stronger than those found on modern axles carrying this brake-size, either trailers or cars. This makes it difficult to find a direct replacement type of hub. Could your damaged hub be repaired? If so, this would be your...
by txfsealord
Sat, 26 Apr 2014, 7:01 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: 6th National Gathering of Portafolds & Ansfolds (2014)
Replies: 35
Views: 20366

Re: 6th National Gathering of Portafolds & Ansfolds

Hi Matt, I thought I'd signed up for this event but I can't see any record of it on this forum. We're coming anyway, so please add us to the list if we aren't on there already.

Steve Lord
by txfsealord
Sat, 26 Apr 2014, 7:42 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Fawley Hill Vintage Extravaganza 16th-18th May 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2143

Re: Fawley Hill Vintage Extravaganza

Well the wife is on-side; it fits in with her shifts perfectly - never been known before! Awaiting confirmation from my own employer but that is usually OK so I've booked in online for Friday & Saturday night camping. We are also Morris-towed, with a '53 Six series MS 21hp. See you there!

Steve
by txfsealord
Sat, 26 Apr 2014, 4:58 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Fawley Hill Vintage Extravaganza 16th-18th May 2014
Replies: 8
Views: 2143

Re: Fawley Hill Vintage Extravaganza

Wow, that looks really good & it's right on me doorstep as well! I am certainly interested, how much will it cost? I shall doubtless have the usual pain & anguish from her indoors over her shiftwork patterns. Last time we went through this over some show I wanted to attend, I suggested I took a (fem...
by txfsealord
Sat, 12 Apr 2014, 6:32 pm
Forum: Modifications & Upgrades
Topic: How much does the roof weigh?
Replies: 3
Views: 1231

Re: How much does the roof weigh?

Hi Anne, it isn't very heavy at all, in winch-terms. Buy the smallest, lightest, lowest-capacity winch you can find, & it'll still have a far greater capacity than you require. Our Ansfold roof weighs about 1cwt, & from memory, the smallest winch I could find lifted 5cwt. A Portafold's roof will be ...
by txfsealord
Sat, 05 Apr 2014, 7:46 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Rubber seals (again)
Replies: 15
Views: 4976

Re: Rubber seals (again)

Oh heck, did I ask you to do that Matt? I don't remember anything about it; I have slept since then, many times of course, so recall was always going to be unlikely . It certainly wasn't my intention to put you to more costs than you incur already, but many thanks for going there! My camera takes ph...
by txfsealord
Fri, 04 Apr 2014, 6:17 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Rubber seals (again)
Replies: 15
Views: 4976

Re: Rubber seals (again)

Hi Jan, sorry I didn't correctly remember your name! It's been a while since I posted on here. If you'd like to send your email address, I'll send you some pictures of the tape. I have never found out how to operate Matt's Machiavellian photo-bucket system, I gave up on it a long time ago. Steve Lord
by txfsealord
Thu, 03 Apr 2014, 8:06 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Rubber seals (again)
Replies: 15
Views: 4976

Re: Rubber seals (again)

Hi Vanessa, there should certainly be a covering over the joint between the folding side-walls & the hull. On my Ansfold when I got it, this consisted of the remains of a strip of plasticised canvas-type material glued to the top surface of the hull & also to the horizontal-when-unfolded face of eac...
by txfsealord
Wed, 02 Apr 2014, 9:30 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Interior Roof Lining
Replies: 6
Views: 2083

Re: Interior Roof Lining

Hi AMc, You mention a problem with your internal 'belt-buckle' door latch not returning. Does it return OK when the door is open, & not when it's closed? I had this problem on my Ansfold's doorlatch & it was caused by poor hull rigidity! I discovered that if I stood an arm's length from the door whe...
by txfsealord
Wed, 04 Sep 2013, 7:18 am
Forum: Modifications & Upgrades
Topic: Roof lifter
Replies: 15
Views: 6575

Re: Roof lifter

Hi Derek, good for you. If you're using aluminium tubing (excellent weight-saving idea) you need to take extra care with the sliding parts of the hook-carriage as the softness of ally means steel straps will tend to 'pick up' & score its surface. This is one reason why I used steel tube on mine, the...