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1 year 3 months ago #1414 by pumps100
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I have just replaced the suspension units on our 1995 Delta and wanted somewhere to share the information.

I bought 550kg 160x35 braked suspension units manufactured by Knott Avonride. The part numbers are:

C76301.001 L/H
C76301.002 R/H

The mounting plate is the standard 180 x 100mm 6 no M8 holes at 76 & 79.4 mm centres. It fitted right on no problem to replace the original Indespension ones.

I bought from Towing and Trailers Ltd of Worksop Notts. Please note they use their own part number for the same item SU055B-44-C for the pair (left and right hand). But the above Avonride original part nos are labeled on each unit.

I paid £184 delivered next day. The changeover took maybe 4 hours for me. Brake cable connection to the drum was a wee bit fiddly but if you slacken off the cable adjusters you can get the cable connected. Then tighten back up the cable adjusters.

For a modest investment in time and cash this is something I certainly should have done earlier.

Regards

Ian
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1 year 3 months ago #1418 by PatLink
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well done glad it work out okay

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1 year 3 months ago #1428 by geprge17
geprge17 replied the topic: Dandy Delta Suspension
Hi Ian thanks for your post I am doing the same thing on my designer. My question is how do I know what is right and what is left ? do I look at the trailer from the towbar end to determine this or from the rear where the door is?

Thanks
George

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1 year 3 months ago #1429 by pumps100
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Hi George,

You need to buy the set comprising of both the left and right suspension units. To determine what goes where I simply dropped the existing ones off and compared them to the new units to make sure the handing was correct. If you follow this approach you don't need to know what is left or right. I didn't make a note as its irrelevant if you do it this way.

With regard to tools. I used:

- a couple of flat headed screwdrivers
- a 13mm open ended spanner
- a 13mm ring spanner
- 13mm socket with socket set
- hammer
- WD40 (to help loosen the bolts)
- inspection lamp

I used an impact driver to run up the with 13mm socket to speedily run the nuts up but I finished tightening by hand.

Most fiddly bit is re-attaching the brake cables. If you slacken everything off you'll manage it.

Please note I found I could fit the new suspension units without dismantling them. But you might find it easier to get access to the cable connectors in the existing units by removing the wheel hub and bearings to get to the brake shoes. Simply press in the cable mechanism and pull off the cable from the rear of the hub - took me a while to figure this out - just push the mechanism in and it'll give you enough slack. Then undo your mounting bolts and you are ready for the new units.

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Ian

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1 year 3 months ago #1431 by geprge17
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Hi Ian, I manage to change one side yesterday. I dropped the whole thing including the brake cable then diconnected the cable and fitted to the new one I think the other side will be easier as I now know how to release the cable. The clearance between the wheel arch and tyre is now about 2 inches with the old one I could hardly get my finger between them so a job well done. I also used Towing Trailers and got these for £182 delivered next day what a great service.

Thanks for your help

George

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1 year 3 months ago - 1 year 3 months ago #1434 by geprge17
geprge17 replied the topic: Dandy Delta Suspension
Hi again, I have now completed the othe side in under 1 hour, once you have the knowledge it's a lot easier. I have attached a photo of the brake connection so anyone else considering this can see how this is released, you simply disconnect all the brake cable nuts and the outer cable (sheath) will pull away from the hub then you can release the brake cable (very similar to a bike.)


Good luck
George

sorry coudn't upload photo
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