It's been a little over a year since I purchased my first 240sx. During a hot and humid summer afternoon, I looked at the rattiest 240 I'd seen in person - the only highlight being its freshly built SR20DET.
The car was no beauty queen; rocking a red driver-side door and a white rattle-can paint job, it was all business. It lacked a rear bumper, had a rough interior and 3 or 4 spacers on each of its Mazda RX-8 wheels. It was obvious this car had been through a string of bad owners and I honestly had zero intentions on keeping it or reversing its luck.
I messed around with a few minor issues the car had during my first few months of ownership. I had plans of selling it after I made it a bit nicer but eventually the car hooked me with its unique charm. At the time, I had interest in drifting but no real reason to pursue it as I was participating in other forms of motorsport. Eventually though, I took the car to a local event and was immediately hooked.
After a year of ownership, I've sunk more money into this project than I care to admit but, here's a quick run down of everything I've done so far, my future plans for it, and how the car currently sits.
Brief Build List:
- Rebuilt SR20DET (Mild Tune at 300 HP)
- Garret 2871r w/ Greddy Intercooler
- RSEnthalpy Tune on E85
- 750cc Injectors
- Spec Stage 4 Clutch and Flywheel
- ISR Short Shifter
- ISR Radiator
- ISR Coilovers
- Wilwood Big Brake Kit (F + R)
- Cosmis Wheels XT-006R's
- Koguchi Power Front Fenders
- Origin Lab Rear Fenders
- Origin Lab Front Bumper
- Street Faction Bash Bar
- Drift Unicorn 70* Angle Kit
- Chase Bays Hydro
Hopefully this car lasts a while and I can enjoy my hard work for years to come. If this old SR does choose to stick around, I'll hopefully do a full refresh on the turbo setup once I finally finish the exterior and interior of the car. Currently working on a few custom bits for the interior and waiting on some parts from Japan to wrap up the exterior. Beyond those plans, I'm hoping to get a few test sessions in soon on the set up. Wish me luck!