Homegrown Execution | Jim’s 1JZ 240SX Drift Car

Bissey 240 (13 of 19)

I went down to the city today to meet up with local drifter, Jim Bissey. Jim’s been racing since he was 5 years old and once he was let down by two of his built SR20’s blowing up, Jim decided it was time to take a slight break and upgrade to another engine platform.

Bissey 240 (14 of 19)

The idea for Jim to move up to a 1Jz VVTI was inspired by Nick DAlessio and Steve Angerman who both had been saying “bro get a 1J”.  After going for a ride in both of their cars, Jim instantly fell in love with the boosted straight sixes.

Bissey 240 (8 of 19)

The day after Jim crashed his old shell and the motor blew, he began working on his new 240SX hatch shell and started from scratch on building a new chassis.  Not many people can say that they’ve been the only one to touch their car during a build, but Jim can proudly say this.  The cage, engine, wiring, paint, etc was all done by Jim at his family’s shop, J&C Auto in Philadelphia.

Bissey 240 (1 of 1)-2

Bissey 240 (6 of 19)

The build was not easy, but with the help of friends, Nick DAlessio and Steve Angerman, and Jim’s father, the car was able to get done.  Jim would like Nick and Steve for answering the questions he had throughout the build and his father for pushing him to get back into racing and not give up when his previous chassis was causing so many issues.

Bissey 240 (10 of 19) Bissey 240 (3 of 19)

Jim will continue on now with his fresh build to complete the last three rounds of Street Wise Drift for 2013 and continue to participate in local events and competitions.

Bissey 240 (15 of 19) Bissey 240 (16 of 19)

Modifications:

Exterior

Instant Gentleman body kit
30mm front fenders
50mm rear over fenders

Wheels/ tires

Front 17×9.75 XXR527 w/ Toyo 245/35/17
Rear MB battles 245/40/17

Engine/ drivetrain

Toyota 1JX-GTE VVTI with an R154 transmission
Power FC
Tomei Expreme turbo elbow
Custom full 3 inch exhaust
Koyo radiator
Smax performance intercooler
Smax oil catch can
Smax coolant overflow
Smax fuel pressure regulator
Smax reusable fuel filter
ACT stage 3 clutch kit
One piece driveshaft
Kaaz 2 way LSD

Steering and Suspension

BC Racing Coilovers
ISIS arms kit
Solid subframe bushings
Modified front steering knuckles
Tein inner tie rods/ SPL outer tie rods
5 lug conversion
Z32 brake conversion
S14 lca’s

Interior

J&C AUTOmotive custom roll cage
Grip Royal lime steering wheel
Sparco corsa racing seat
Racequip harness
Ksport hydraulic handbrake
Custom switch panel

Words & Photos: Mike DeFusco
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