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.

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by bigherb
Sat, 16 Feb 2019, 7:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Brake Shoes And Parts
Replies: 0
Views: 66

Brake Shoes And Parts

If anybody is looking for brake parts they are Lockheed 7" brakes as fitted to Austin A30's The backplates and expanders are A30 rear, the shoes are A30 front and rear,
Lockheed part numbers for the shoes 95497 and LB175 for a full axle set.
by bigherb
Sat, 16 Feb 2019, 6:49 pm
Forum: Modifications & Upgrades
Topic: Hydraulic brakes
Replies: 24
Views: 1216

Re: Hydraulic brakes

Just seen this, nice job, just one note the handbrake cable really should turn 90deg at the pivot point of the trailing arm (Mini's used a pivoting guide on the trailing arm) otherwise the hand brake cables could become lose/tight with the rise and fall of the suspension. You could have the scenario...
by bigherb
Wed, 27 Jun 2018, 6:27 am
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: My Brothers Restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 3136

Re: My Brothers Restoration

More work.
Wheels have been shot blasted and painted with light ivory paint, three for the porta and one in reserve. Just waiting for the paint to harden off.
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by bigherb
Thu, 31 May 2018, 8:47 am
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: My Brothers Restoration
Replies: 3
Views: 3136

Re: My Brothers Restoration

After 7 years of non use I have taken over my brothers Portafold. So the restoration starts again. First job was to free off the hitch again. After freeing off with a copper mallet and plenty off Plus Gas there was no spring resistance. So to strip it down and clean out all the hardened grease. 4246...
by bigherb
Tue, 29 Apr 2014, 9:44 am
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Brakes
Replies: 2
Views: 2405

Re: Brakes

If you put a picture up I might recognise them.
by bigherb
Fri, 23 Aug 2013, 11:11 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Window Seals
Replies: 2
Views: 2269

Re: Window Seals

The seal fits into a slot in the window frame here
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You can get new rubber seals that are similar but they are a loose fit in the slot. I used self adhesive hollow D section hollow tubing and stuck it to the frame.
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by bigherb
Mon, 30 Apr 2012, 10:00 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: "plastic" window trims
Replies: 3
Views: 2560

Re: "plastic" window trims

It is out their somewhere, Baines do it in black EPS 5 in their catalogue. I used the square type in white CRS 19.

http://www.coh-baines.co.uk/media/cohba ... alogue.pdf
by bigherb
Sun, 25 Dec 2011, 7:33 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Season's Greetings
Replies: 4
Views: 2551

Re: Season's Greetings

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to all and have a great time.
by bigherb
Wed, 28 Jul 2010, 5:50 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tyres & Hubcaps
Topic: Bargain wheels & tyres!
Replies: 6
Views: 4866

Re: Bargain wheels & tyres!

Milenco make one to fit 8" and 10" wheels, availabe from Towsure

https://www.towsure.com/milenco-trailer-wheelclamp-8-10
by bigherb
Fri, 23 Jul 2010, 8:31 am
Forum: Maintenance & Restoration
Topic: Where to Obtain New Rubbers?
Replies: 7
Views: 3829

Re: Where to Obtain New Rubbers?

I've been using these people.

http://www.coh-baines.co.uk/