Just a quick update, Installed the riser blocks and tray under the ML7 and reassembled the lead screw assembly the other night with the help of Josh.
Started off by lifting the lathe with one person at each end and then slid the tray under it with a cloth to prevent huge scratches.
After that it was a cast of lifting the lathe one end at a time and sliding in the sandwich of aluminium and rubber (to make sure that fluid doesn’t drain out the bolt holes) before bumping everything around to get it aligned.
After that just a simple case of bolting everything down.
This results in a lot more clearance under the lathe for cleaning, should stop the bench from absorbing as much oil and most importantly gives clearance for the change gear cover to be removed.