Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by KiwiBirkin » Thu Jul 24, 2014 5:44 pm

A boot cover would be good or you might have a portable swimming pool for summer :lol:
Why walk when you can accelerate through life in a 7..... :lol:

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by heavyseven » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:33 pm

Went for an overnight trip to Akaroa with the missus.
Still need to do lots to the car, but it's quite use-able. On even ground...
http://imgur.com/a/Hx0Po
Nothing much to report, but it's the first time I've filled the car with luggage, you can fit quite a lot in there :)
My microphone just picked up wind noise, and the camera is super wide, so I might just sit on the hours of footage...

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by Birdman 7 » Wed Jan 18, 2017 4:54 pm

Hi Lachlan,

We went to Akaroa on Sunday for the day and whilst not hitting any rocks, did manage to scrape the sump guard a couple of times but nothing too hard. I think you need to invest in a skid plate like I now have as it has saved my sump multiple times. I am on my third one since 2011. Sing out if you want to have a look at it sometime.

You do spend a lot of time behind other vehicles when driving a 7. Not sure why that is? ;)

Cheers
Grant

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by heavyseven » Thu Jan 19, 2017 9:30 am

I think I remember your skid/bash plate Grant. Was it stainless steel? I just need to get a move on, and stop putting these jobs off.

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by Birdman 7 » Thu Jan 19, 2017 7:22 pm

heavyseven wrote:I think I remember your skid/bash plate Grant. Was it stainless steel? I just need to get a move on, and stop putting these jobs off.
Yes, about 3mm I think. Mark made it so he could confirm that.

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by Talkiet » Thu Jan 19, 2017 11:51 pm

Get some titanium...

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by heavyseven » Fri Jan 20, 2017 12:15 pm

Talkiet wrote:Get some titanium...
Tempting... Would certainly be light, but I'd likely have to find scrap parts that are already a useful shape and cut them down. Never had much luck doing anything to titanium other than grinding it away...

Anyone got some handy titanium scrap laying about? I'm looking at you, aircraft engineers among us...

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by Mauntinbyka » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:32 pm

Hi Lachlan,
Looks very fresh and tidy. So what do your harness mount to?

Terry

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by heavyseven » Fri Jan 20, 2017 7:59 pm

The harnesses are 3 point at the ends, because they join behind the seats. There are gussets between diagonal members, with captive nuts at all 6 anchorages. Seatbelt grade eye bolts secured into those, and the harnesses have quick release hooks on the ends. The front gussets were too far back, and I think they are secured though the seat mount bars on the floor, as it was for cert. The rear eye bolts are close to the top A arm hangers, which works well since McGregor's have a comprehensive space frame. More traditional cars probably don't have much structure there for that option.

I'll take some pictures tomorrow and show what I can for you.

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by heavyseven » Sat Jan 21, 2017 10:20 am

Mauntinbyka wrote:Hi Lachlan,
Looks very fresh and tidy. So what do your harness mount to?

Terry
Here's an album with a bit of detail as promised.
http://imgur.com/a/HbfnM

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