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Old 03 March 2008, 12:01   #11
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AhHa. Removed damper, actually it is an airspring, and nothing wrong with it.
However, when looking around noticed that there looked Like a pin or bolt missing in the linkage. The air spring does double duty as a handbrake spring and a tow tube return spring. The air spring is connected to the hand brake mechanism which is connected to the normal braking system with a clevis pin through the brake rod yoke. Went to store and got clevis pin and washers and split pin. Had to modify a bit. That is why the handbrake worked but the normal brakes did not. All fitted back up but now have to re-adjust brake cables/rod.
Thanks for the input.
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Old 03 March 2008, 14:41   #12
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Well!!!!!!!!!!!!, brakes still did not work and still got a clunk .
Found that the pivot bolt for the operating lever goes through the whole assembly and the lever was binding and therefore the mechanism was not returning to the "no load" position. Unfortunately you cannot see this as it is inside the drawbar. This caused me to incorrectly adjust the brake cables. I caused this myself by going round the trailer and check tightening all nuts and bolts. Seemed a good idea ! However, it is bad design to not use a shoulder bolt in such and application and use a loose nylock nut.
PS: had to dispatch a 3 foot rattler today in the garage in the middle of this project. Many thanks to Jake the lab. for finding it and barking his head off.
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Old 04 March 2008, 10:36   #13
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Does anybody know where I can get spare parts for Ellibe trailers ?
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