The Big 60th Birthday Party of the Portafold (12th International Portafold & Ansfold Gathering) (i.e. 2020)

Help us set a new world record at the big 60th birthday party!

Ironically, the current record is 59 Portafolds and Ansfolds (at the 2016 Newbury Retrofestival), so we want to smash this by getting well over 70 there next year. As of last year we have a new area that will take that number of caravans and the show itself is a fantastic event that will not disappoint. There really is something for the whole family.

So put the dates 7th, 8th, 9th of August 2020 in your diary now and get those dates booked off work early. Be part of a record breaking event that will go down in history.

Show Address: Newbury Showground, Priors Court, Hermitage, Thatcham, West Berkshire, RG18 9QZ

Don't book direct with the show 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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