Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by heavyseven » Tue May 15, 2018 10:52 am

I've had better weekends.
No injuries or other vehicles, just a very very slippery road it seems.

Saturday morning test drive, before a trip to Dunedin I had planned.
Insurance is under way, and the car's at Mcgregor Motorsport for assessment.
Looks like everything did what it was supposed to, which is nice.
It was rather spinny after the railing caught the front, I'm still a fan of 4 point harnesses...

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by Talkiet » Tue May 15, 2018 11:05 am

Nooooo!! Glad you are ok... Lots easier to repair metal than flesh and bone.

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by 7ish » Tue May 15, 2018 11:15 am

Oh bugger.
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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by heavyseven » Tue May 15, 2018 11:24 am

Thanks Neil, I feel the same way.
She should be repaired. Mark reckons if the rear suspension pickups are still straight, it will probably get the same treatment that yellow Mcgregor did some years back. Chop the frame at the footwells, and put on a new front. I'll have to wait until all the insurance gears are turning to be sure what I'm in for. Given I broke both the front wheels, I don't know if I can say for sure that anything north of the firewall is very salvageable. Brand new battery too...

Also, today at work my new pedals and air intake were waiting for me lol. I'll just put those aside for some time in the future...

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by Grippa » Tue May 15, 2018 10:15 pm

Glad to hear you are ok! what do you think happened to cause this on what appears to be a straight section of road ?
Sounds like a good excuse for upgrades

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by jmsnz » Wed May 16, 2018 1:04 pm

Ouch! Good that you are OK, hope the damage is not too bad as well.

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by heavyseven » Thu May 17, 2018 7:12 pm

I was accelerating, but the traction loss was very easy. I'm thinking fresh rain after a long absence. Looking into getting an LSD if anyone has one laying about...

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by nz_climber » Sun May 27, 2018 4:45 pm

Doesn't look good! But glad everyone was ok. Good luck with the repair, can you get one of the new laser cut chassis and transfer everything across. Mine has done similar in the wet but luckily it was on the track. So just ended up on the grass.

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by heavyseven » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:11 pm

Insurance finally called, and it's officially a write off which is unsurprising. Unfortunately I've hit both ends hard enough to bend the entire car. So the chassis is not worthy of repair. Waiting to see what I'm offered for the wreck to part it out. A warning not to get excited if you see it at auction.

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Re: Lachlan Findlay's Mcgregor sr7

Post by nz_climber » Thu Jul 05, 2018 10:20 pm

That doesn't sound good, can you buy it back and put the running gear into a new chassis ? Or what are you going build next?

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