Myron is the perfect example of a Driven Daily’er. He’s a strict-budget driver who’s a skilled fabricator and really knows how to nail down his goals. Although this particular s30 has become less of a daily driver and more of a track car, it’s still one of my favorite builds even if only for its purity. Luckily, I had a chance to email Myron, and he was nice enough to let me feature his build on my site.
DD: What made you decide to buy an s30?
Myron: When I was looking for a car I wanted something that was pre-smog (A big plus here in CA), RWD, and plenty of room to grow as far as performance goes. It didn’t take me very long to decide after knowing that the 240Z had rich racing history, but in all actuality the timeless styling alone had me sold the moment I saw one.
DD: What does your vehicle ownership timeline look like? (what did you own/modify leading up to this project?)
Myron: My first car was an ’89 240SX coupe. Even before the whole drift hype and band wagon 240sx’ers I had a fairly modified street car equipped with suspension mods, 300ZX TT brakes, aggressive wheels/tires and the infamous SR20DET. After getting busted for an illegal motor swap I picked up my 240Z. It didn’t take very long for me to start restoring/ modifying the suspension and to swap out the automatic L24 setup for a 4-Speed SU-carbed L28. At that time the car was driven more than 60 miles a day, and still pounding some track days on the weekend. Never satisfied, I swapped the L28 and 4-speed for a RB25DE and 5-speed. I got tired of driving the Z everyday so I picked up a 240SX fastback to take it’s place. Knowing that the Z no longer had to endure the constraints of everyday driving I went crazy trying to reinforce the chassis without installing a full roll cage. Additionally, I stripped all the interior and got rid of everything I didn’t need, and tried to make my suspension parts more adjustable. Lastly, I swapped the RB25DE for a VQ35DE with the 6-speed which is what I’m currently running.
DD: How did you get started with fabrication?
Myron: My tight budgets and my curiosity with how things work had always forced me to do my own work. I took very little baby steps to get where I am now. I used to be a bolt on only type of guy before I started my own fab. I think what really gave me the confidence to start my own fabrication projects were the several college welding courses I took. If you have those kind of things available in your area I highly recommend taking a few courses. Even If you don’t plan to do your own fab in the future I think it’s really important for car people to know a few basic welding procedures.
DD: You did a massive amount of fabrication on your car. Have you considered offering your services professionally?
Myron: Thought about it, but never seriously considered it. Although it may not seem like it I’m currently trying to keep my focus on school in which I hope to attain my ME degree. Maybe after…?
DD: If you had to guess, how much of an investment (time and money) have you put into it?
Myron: Don’t know. Don’t care.
DD: What are your plans for the future for your Z?
Myron: A trailer, slicks, and more seat time. Lots more.
DD: What would you consider the ’ultimate’ chassis, and why?
Myron: If were talking any chassis…. Formula one. F1 is the pinnacle of all motorsports.
DD: What is your highest priority for your vehicles, (suspension, powerplant, drivetrain, etc)?
Myron: I believe that a car that has all parts that work very well in unity has far more potential than one with one or two strong points and a few weaknesses. That said, all of them should be on the same level of priority. Balance is always key.
DD: What driving habits or modifications make you cringe when you see them?
Myron: People that don’t let you pass with fast cars on the straights and slow in the turns.
You can read more about Myron’s fabrication and modification on these threads (but they are by no means exhaustive):