Aaron Beams Mcgregor 7

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Aaron Beams Mcgregor 7

Postby nz_climber » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:31 am

Hi all

Car is a Mcgregor Kit, with IRS rear end. Currently it is a rolling chassis while doing wiring etc, still lots of work to do though! Also makes it hard working in Bulls and the car and workshop is in Christchurch

The Engine is a Toyota Beams 3sge, from the Toyota Altezza, with matching 6 speed box. Using standard computer, and intake(for now), light weight flywheel and clutch, dry sump (due to space)

Here a few pic's

Complete build can be found at http://aarons7.wordpress.com/

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Will put up more details as the build progresses (slowly at the moment!) but check out the build diary for work done so far..
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Re: Aaron Beams Mcgregor 7

Postby KiwiBirkin » Mon Apr 20, 2009 6:35 am

Nice build Aaron how many time have you sat in it and gone vroomm vroomm :D
Why walk when you can accelerate through life in a 7..... :lol:
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Re: Aaron Beams Mcgregor 7

Postby nz_climber » Mon Apr 20, 2009 10:52 am

Yeah a few times already, will be more once I get these seats installed..

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Re: Aaron Beams Mcgregor 7

Postby KiwiBirkin » Mon Apr 20, 2009 12:16 pm

Wow there pretty serious looking seats Aaron where are they from and im guessing you be getting them coverd.
Why walk when you can accelerate through life in a 7..... :lol:
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Re: Aaron Beams Mcgregor 7

Postby nz_climber » Mon Apr 20, 2009 8:59 pm

I got them from http://www.4wdfiberglass.com/

They should do the trick pretty nicely hopefully.. I am still unsure about getting them covered, I might do what heaps of the guys in the uk are doing and just use thin foam pads on the back, similar to shown below but follow the shape of the seat better, and get a dual density foam cushion made for the bottom. But that could all change.. At the moment this would be more so I could get it on the road then splash out to cover them properly later depending on how they turn out.

But always open to ideas!

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Re: Aaron Beams Mcgregor 7

Postby KiwiBirkin » Tue Apr 21, 2009 7:43 pm

I have all ways liked the carbon Caterham seats with the foam padding I think they make the car look great and that it means buisness.
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Re: Aaron Beams Mcgregor 7

Postby Bruce Wilson » Wed Apr 22, 2009 10:21 am

Aaron
When I visited the McGregor Team the first thing Mark said in a most PC manner was that I was a perfect fit for a Lotus 7...being 5 foot 9 inches and 150lb This must have been pretty much on Colin Chapmans design concept! Love the look of the seats!
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Re: Aaron Beams Mcgregor 7

Postby nz_climber » Mon Apr 27, 2009 9:03 am

Yeah I am about the same size as you Bruce.. Seems to be a bit of room in the Mcgregor even with the oil tank taking up room in the passengers side there is still room for your feet..
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Re: Aaron Beams Mcgregor 7

Postby 7ish » Sun May 24, 2009 9:33 pm

Hi Aaron, went round to get the book tonite and your dad took me down to check out your car... It's looking very good.. that sure is a big engine!! It's nearly driveable....
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Re: Aaron Beams Mcgregor 7

Postby nz_climber » Mon May 25, 2009 6:29 pm

Cheers for the comments, yeah it is a big engine, it is smaller now without the sump too! But the head on it is what makes it big, and the inlet plenum! Hope that book helps with your build.. When I am down next will have to catch up and come have a look how you are doing..
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