Hi there, Lyn,
Just a few comments about putting your Super Seven on its stand. Please forgive me if any of the following is 'teaching granny how to suck eggs'! (Is there not a smiley for that?)
First of all, if you are mounting the lathe on raising blocks, get some well-coordinated help lifting it. The ML7 or Super 7 is very unbalanced and, if lifted by the apparently obvious lifting points, tries hard to tip over, motor down. I managed to bend the upstanding bolts on my raising blocks when demounting and/or remounting my ML7. Fortunately replacements were available as spares from Myford.
My lathe is mounted against the workshop wall, I didn't have room for an 'island' position. This means that it's jolly difficult to fit the motor after the lathe is on its stand - it can be done but it's a fiddle. Similarly, it's difficult to wire up the motor reaching over the lathe bed, headstock & pulleys etc., far better to connect the cables to the motor while it's accessible and then connect the other end of the bunch of cables (I enclosed mine in robust plastic flexible conduit) to the control box at the front of the stand once the lathe is in position.
In the workshop I had some years ago, the lathe was so positioned that, looking back up the mandrel bore, I saw the workshop wall. If I had ever wanted to turn anything long, I would have drilled a hole on the wall and supported the back end of the job outside in the garden! In my present workshop, that line of sight sees the double glazed window - I'm not going to try drilling any holes in that!!
Most of the above won't apply if your lathe has an 'island' position.