The 11th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering (i.e. 2019)

Following the huge success of the 10th 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 9th, 10th & 11th of August 2019.

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

Brake shoes and drum

Any questions about maintenance or the restoration of your Portafold or Ansfold.
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riverside07
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Brake shoes and drum

Post by riverside07 » Sun, 11 Nov 2012, 12:57 pm

Hi i have recently bought a 1973 portafold . I have changed the shoes (austin A35/40) and the adjuster is fully back but i can,t get the drum back on .Is there further adjustment at the handbrake rods i can try? :problem:

txfsealord
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Re: Brake shoes and drum

Post by txfsealord » Sun, 11 Nov 2012, 4:05 pm

Hi Riverside,

There is an adjuster under the drop-link part of the handbrake lever, a little way behind it on the long pull-rod going to the axle. This is where one takes up small amounts of wear, when the caravan's in use. Release this, & providing your linkage isn't seized there will now be plenty of clearance to refit the drums.

Steve Lord

riverside07
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Re: Brake shoes and drum

Post by riverside07 » Sun, 11 Nov 2012, 10:45 pm

:thumbup: Thanks for that info Steve i will get onto that asap

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