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    Hi All

    I have for reasons only known to the gods, decided I need another project.

    i have adopted (ie saved from the crusher) a R10 Round Eye which I would like to get back on the road on a budget.

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    i will be needed to source a few parts along the way, but for starters wonder if the front and rear indicator lenses are still available? Alternatively is there anyone out there that might be interested in parting with good old used ones they may have buried under a pile of parts in their shed?

    drop me a PM if you can help out.

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    Well done! Round-eye R10s are pretty rare - there's a nice one in Perth as it happens.

    You can find those lenses and I'll have a little poke around for you and rediscover where I saw them.

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    http://bretagneautoretro.fr/crbst_196.html

    All lenses available. Not the best communicator, but this site does send parts to Australia in my direct experience.

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    Brilliant John!

    i of course am hoping to keep the original faded lenses and keep the paint and do a retro look.

    A sort of rat rod look.

    But the extent of upgrade I need to do will of course depend on what I need for a RWC.

    Angelo
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    All you need then is the right person to do the roadworthy! Wash your mouth out with soap
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    They don't say a lot, as you note, but have always delivered good stuff in good time and aren't overly expensive

    Business owner has an english sounding name and there are lotsa Brits settled in Brittany, so you may be able to conduct negotiations in english

    Good luck with the project

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    http://bretagneautoretro.fr/crbst_196.html

    All lenses available. Not the best communicator, but this site does send parts to Australia in my direct experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Watkins View Post
    They don't say a lot, as you note, but have always delivered good stuff in good time and aren't overly expensive

    Business owner has an english sounding name and there are lotsa Brits settled in Brittany, so you may be able to conduct negotiations in english

    Good luck with the project

    Andrew
    He definitely speaks English. The problem comes when you email and don't get replies. I had a friend in France telephone him recently to sort out one part that didn't arrive! By contrast, Mecaparts respond to English emails but of course don't have the range of parts as they are very much competition-focussed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sunroof View Post
    All you need then is the right person to do the roadworthy! Wash your mouth out with soap
    All other things being equal, my priorities would be, in no particular order:

    Steering flector
    Brakes - hydraulic bits
    Tyres
    Windscreen and wipers and a decent washing system
    Brake lights and rear flashers

    These are the safety bits, for driver and other road users, that can break/fail with bad outcomes. Most other things that can go wrong make banging noises etc but you do need to be able to see, stop and steer and indicate your intentions to others. I'm a great fan of new indicator/brake light lenses, coupled with LED bulbs to give the sharp on/off effect.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnW View Post
    All other things being equal, my priorities would be, in no particular order:

    Steering flector
    Brakes - hydraulic bits
    Tyres
    Windscreen and wipers and a decent washing system
    Brake lights and rear flashers

    These are the safety bits, for driver and other road users, that can break/fail with bad outcomes. Most other things that can go wrong make banging noises etc but you do need to be able to see, stop and steer and indicate your intentions to others. I'm a great fan of new indicator/brake light lenses, coupled with LED bulbs to give the sharp on/off effect.

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    Yes John, I agree wholeheartedly, and would also add in the seat belts to that list!

    cheers
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    Ha. Forgot the belts! Yes indeed.
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    I have one sitting in the yard at home not shure how complete it is or what is with it as i rescued it from (sunroofs) when he was moving . anyone that wants it is welcome to come and get it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter J Kent View Post
    I have one sitting in the yard at home not shure how complete it is or what is with it as i rescued it from (sunroofs) when he was moving . anyone that wants it is welcome to come and get it.
    Good on you Peter!
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    When it left my place I think it had good blinker lenses. It was as far as I remember a complete car but I may have removed some bits if so I would still have them I think. But there is an unusual crack in one rear inner guard causing the car to look a bit lopsided at the back. I rescued it from a mates place when he moved but it had a bit of rust if I remember correctly. I always had it in a shed but the rust does not stop even if you keep it in a shed.

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    A crack? Eek. Lopsided? Eek. Nonetheless, round-eyes are pretty rare. Mind you, all R10s are pretty rare these days.
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    On the subject of seatbelts Angelo, I went to Seatbelt King in Braeside last week and walked out 15 mins later with 2 front belts adr compliant at $120 each...great service!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter J Kent View Post
    I have one sitting in the yard at home not shure how complete it is or what is with it as i rescued it from (sunroofs) when he was moving . anyone that wants it is welcome to come and get it.
    Ahhh, the tyranny of distance again! Any pics you might be able to upload Peter?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brianbcs View Post
    On the subject of seatbelts Angelo, I went to Seatbelt King in Braeside last week and walked out 15 mins later with 2 front belts adr compliant at $120 each...great service!
    I haven't got that far yet to looking at the state of my belts, but I will certainly keep this recommendation in mind if I need any. I assume you kept the original buckles and only upgraded the webbing?

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    We want pic’s of said round eye.
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    I had no belts at all Angelo. So they supplied them complete

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brianbcs View Post
    I had no belts at all Angelo. So they supplied them complete
    That's pretty good value Brian!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    We want pic’s of said round eye.
    Hi John

    I have tried in vain to upload some images, but for some reason around 6 months ago, I have not been able to do it (I used to be able to do it).

    I go to the "Go Advanced" tab and then "Manage Attachments" and proceed to upload, but when I do this an error message comes up that the images are too big and exceed 100KB.

    In the past this was not an issue, as I think the upload process used to be able to compress what ever file I had (even 3MB files) to below 100KB.

    When I try and manually compress the image files (usually jpg) to below 100KB, and try this process again, i manage to upload the files, but they do not appear as images but as files to anyone viewing needs to click on.

    Has anyone experienced a similar issue, and if so how has it been rectified?

    Maybe its a setting that needs to be set, so any help would be appreciated.

    I would be happy to receive a PM (which still works!) if you want to help off line.

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    Years ago when I had Samsung’s I had problems and had to change something in my AF settings though can’t remember what it was. No problems uploading with the last four iPhones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    Years ago when I had Samsung’s I had problems and had to change something in my AF settings though can’t remember what it was. No problems uploading with the last four iPhones.
    This problem occurs with my iPhone, iPad and PC - so it appears not to be device specific.

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    It would most likely be your AF settings, as I would have to change my settings to upload from pc and then changed again to upload from my Samsung
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    Quote Originally Posted by 63-1092 View Post
    It would most likely be your AF settings, as I would have to change my settings to upload from pc and then changed again to upload from my Samsung
    I took a look around other AF forums and noticed under "Froggy Chat" that there is post in where others are describing the same problem as I am having, that it there appears to have been a change to the size of the upload as well as the dropping of the display of the thumbnail (image).

    See link: 100Kb Limit

    Accordingly it appears that there has been some change implemented by the moderator/owner of the AF Forum and this may have to do with the financial viability to keep the site going as it has been for years, and thus restrictions as to bandwidth and or storage capacity have been introduced.

    So it appears the days of uploading images directly from your phone (sometimes 3MB) are over (at least for some of us - Why I don't know), and that if I want to upload an image, the some compression of the file is needed. The link above describes a method and some programs that can do it.

    Anyway here are some of my 'compressed' images, that appear as a file now, which unfortunately due to the conversion, may have lost some detail and quality. The body is totally rust free, except some surface rust, which I intend to keep as the highlighted finish.

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