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.

Hubcaps

Chat and Questions on Wheels, Tyres & Hubcaps.
knottyknitter
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Post by knottyknitter » Sun, 24 Jun 2007, 10:10 am

Well thanks to you all, Gordon, Petman and Steve. I did win the hubcaps so a big thank you for pointing them out :D

I have no idea if they will fit but when they arrive I'll have a go and let you know how I get on. I think we have a couple of spare mini wheels in the garage and they are slightly different to the ones fitted to my Ansfold. Fingers crossed.

txfsealord
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Hubcaps

Post by txfsealord » Tue, 29 Apr 2008, 4:48 pm

Hi, people like me with Ansfold hubcap probs,

In the Sale forum, Matt's put a link to an Ansfold on eBay with an original hubcap (just the one). I don't recognise it as a car 'cap at all, so I assume it came from the axle makers, Rubery Owen.

Anyone else know more? Please tell me I'm wrong!

Steve

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Post by knottyknitter » Thu, 15 May 2008, 8:46 pm

Now that the forum is up and running again I thought I would update you on my hubcap search.

Sadly the set of mini ones I won on Ebay did not fit at all - far, far too shallow but I spotted some Eriba Puck ones for 10" wheels and emailed the seller (classicxcarXspares - v helpful) and he said he may be able to machine some and add a cap.

I haven't gone down that route yet ( too busy with wrecked body work) but it might be helpful to know.

Best wishes fellow folders :D

txfsealord
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Ansfold hubcaps

Post by txfsealord » Fri, 16 May 2008, 7:42 pm

Hi Knotty, thanks for letting us know, I often wondered how you'd got on with those Cooper hubcaps & I'm sorry to hear they don't fit. Are they stainless steel or mild steel with chrome plate on? If they're stainless - very light, thin-gauge metal, matt-finish on the inside - you could have a go at turning the rim inside-out to increase the depth, that's what I did on my ordinary Mini ones. Hold the hubcap by the edge & press hard against the inside of the "ridge", feel it spring slightly. Move round 1/4" or so & repeat. After several laps of the rim, the hubcap's dish is increased by about 1" on the ordinary Mini cap by this process (may be necessary to rest the thumbs & do over several hours unless you have very strong hands). The ordinary Mini ones won't deepen quite enough, but yours may just do better? I damaged mine in the end by trying to force them in the press but I'd previously done the above quite easily, for quite a promising improvement.

Steve Lord

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