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Rotary and General Chit-Chat / TonyC
« on: July 28, 2011, 09:43:29 PM »
It is with sad news that I have to inform all of the members of the MRC that Tony Crossley (TonyC) passed away on Tuesday evening.
As you may be aware Tony spent many years racing where he always played an active part in both the paddock and with the owners clubs. He had an passion for fast cars, whether it was building, watching, racing, teaching, or talking.....and oh boy could he talk about them!
He always drove with an aim to “Just Go Faster” no matter what angle the car was pointing! He played a tactical game always waiting for the right moment to go for the lead, and the Rx7 gave him everything he needed.
Tony started building the car in the narrowest of spaces! Often having to move one side as close to the wall as possible just to have enough room to work on the other. He actually proved to be quite supple!! Eventually the build was finished at our workshop....we did joke about squeezing him into a corner so he could feel at home!
He won plenty of races in the Nippon Challenge which given the state of the existing turbos he was running was incredible!
Tony spent a large chunk of time progressing the car ready for the next season. He worked tirelessly on the car, but just before the season was about to start he was struggling with his balance. The doctors thought it was just an ear infection, but after 2-3 weeks he went for a CT scan, and this confirmed the worst.
I\'ve never met a more positive person, he pushed through with friends and family believing that he would make a full recovery and after a round of surgery, radio therapy and chemo it all looked promising. He slowly started back to work, and we started making plans for testing the car.
Unfortunately he fell ill again and within a couple of months the cancer took hold and Tony passed away quietly with his wife by his side.
Tony leaves behind a loving wife and two children, as well as a lot of close friends.

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / An insight into LeMans
« on: May 30, 2011, 09:09:02 AM »

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Yen
« on: March 16, 2011, 11:21:29 PM »
Hit a low of 1.22 today!  Bonkers!!

3rd generation RX-7's / Getting a new Gearbox
« on: September 25, 2010, 08:53:06 AM »
With the power the new engine is putting out, we have decided to get a new gearbox.
Ive always wanted to fit a sequential box, and the idea of coupling that with flat shifts makes it irresistible!!
So some pictures of the new box :)


1st generation RX-7's / New Big Brake Kit for FB
« on: June 10, 2010, 12:38:01 PM »
AtomicRex have been working on an FB, and part of the project was to improve the braking ability. The car had already been fitted with a brake conversion to adapt an FC kit, but under heavy braking we found the brackets were flexing and causing a reduction in braking efficiency.
We are proud to present our new kit, complete with a comprehensive billet bracket to prevent any flex.
The kit comes complete with:
4 Pot billet Callipers
320 x 30 mm vented and grooved rotors
Bolt Kit
We stock the Ferodo DS pad range, these start at £92 +VAT depending on the compound.

1st generation RX-7's / Group buy for heated Windscreen
« on: April 12, 2010, 03:48:24 PM »
As already mentioned in a post on windscreens we are able to supply heated windscreens for the Rx7 1st Gen
So why use a heated screen??
Most find their heater matrix and blower don\'t clear the screen as fast as you would obviously want due to age.  And certainly for racing this offers the facility to run without a matrix saving weight.
The screens are designed to work in a similar way to the rear screen except they have a split in the matrix so that you can heat either side independently.
We use a national firm to have these fitted, so you needn\'t worry about expensive fitting costs.
We sell wiring kits for the cars so that you can guarantee the correct wires, relays, fuses and switches are used.
If you have a crack in your windscreen then we can claim through your policy on your behalf.
The screens are £205 + VAT (£240.88).  For the group buy I will discount this down to £175 + VAT (£205.63)
Delivery and fitting is £80+VAT (£94)
Wiring kits £65 + VAT (£76.38) less 10% on the group buy (£68.74)
This will be a one off, as there aren\'t that many 1st Gens running.  I will have 10 made if I can have firm orders for 8 of them.
By firm orders this will be either a 50% deposit on the screen or insurance details.  If we don\'t receive enough deposits then I will refund any monies.

Was It You I Spotted? / L Reg FD in Bristol
« on: January 09, 2010, 10:14:57 PM »
Who was the mad person in the Blue (maybe a different colour due to salt!!) L reg FD today??
Big respect for putting your foot down when all around was snow! :yes:2eek:eek:
What power are you running in that thing??

1st generation RX-7's / Plastic Windows
« on: November 29, 2009, 04:55:53 PM »
Hiya Guys
I am getting the 5 windows, apart from the windscreen, made in lexan at the moment for a customer.
Would anyone else be interested in these??
I will have some prices hopefully tomorrow, so just Gauging interest at the moment.

I got sent the following pictures as the result of a farm worked who was using a post hole digger.
He hit an underground high-pressure gas main!
The damage done including taking out 2 homes, sheds, vehicles...oh and they think him...although nothing was ever found!


3rd generation RX-7's / AtomicRex Wing Mirror \'Rotor\' Design
« on: July 31, 2009, 06:21:40 PM »
Well here at Head Quarters we have been busy on the wing mirror front. So we have the first of a couple of concepts to hopefully take to conception..they are totally built from scratch and are original products.
So Concept No1 is below. What do you think?
We haven\'t put a mirror in it as yet as it is still at conceptual level..and I would like to get peoples thoughts first.
I have tried to keep the rotary theme, but without making it too prominent for fear of it looking tacky.
So over to you guys...hopefully this will be as constructive as last time :)





3rd generation RX-7's / Thoughts please?
« on: July 15, 2009, 11:42:17 AM »
We are looking to make some door mirrors; primarily to compliment our Carbon doors, but also to sell as after market mirrors.
The mirror was on the car at RS6, and I asked the opinion of a few people to mixed response. I got the feeling a lot of people didn\'t really notice.
The design is meant to capture the original look and feel, but make subtle changes. It removes the need to have the mirror on a stalk so keeps the lines of the ridge on the door smooth, but I wanted it big enough to be effective on track. It also retains the standard mirror motor and glass as this is really light.
The mirrors will be available in either Carbon or GRP depending on whether you require them to be painted.
So if people could either/and vote/comment I would be extremely grateful.




Rotary and General Chit-Chat / RS6...the challenge!
« on: June 26, 2009, 08:39:14 PM »
Well its always good to have a challenge, so having taken over the running of AtomicRex and with it now in full swing, it was only fair to set ourselves the task of finally getting some of our products out on display!
So as long as Clive is happy to let us share a stand next to TonyC, who will also be showing off the parts we manufacture...we are going to transform this


One week on and we have the car painted



So I guess the job is to now build a race car! Question this possible?

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / Left hand Drive
« on: February 13, 2009, 01:37:02 PM »
Does anyone on here have a LHD car, and is in the UK?

Rotary and General Chit-Chat / For Sale (Urgent)
« on: February 13, 2009, 01:06:42 PM »
Our stunning Igloo is now up for sale
It is open to offers, and needs to be quick!
The design has changed slightly from the original build, but now it offers great scenic views through the multiple windows. The door has had a slight issue, but I am happy to supply some Lentils to help rectify the matter.





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