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.

Hydraulic brakes

Anything you've created that didn't come out of the factory.
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Re: Hydraulic brakes

Post by knockdolian » Tue, 04 Dec 2018, 8:13 pm

Well for anyone interested mini brake shoes are the same size as the Portafold ones
The hole in the mini back plate is 35mm, the hole in the Portafold back plate is 64mm. I used a 35mm hole saw to centralise the mini backplate on the pillar drill then cut the 64mm hole.. I pushed the back plate on to the stub axle and marked the mount holes from the back. You can only get to Three but that should be enough as the mini only has three.
I then fitted all the brake bits and it all looks sweet. Fitted the drum tightened the nut and backed it off about 1/8 to 1/4 of a turn and the drum spins freely. The hand brake will also work once I buy and fit quadrants. I’m doing this between jobs so there may not be any progress for some time. But the theory looks good

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