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Cars > Challenges > “Norraine” Vs “Lightning”


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Grand Junction, Colorado
United States

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Halifax, Nova Scotia


1994 Mercury Cougar XR7


1995 Ford Thunderbird LX


Photo of: 1994 Mercury Cougar
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Head to Head


About “Norraine”

this is my first car, and im gonna run her till the wheels fall off,, when i got her she was brown on brown which was AWFUL so ive been paintin the trim and stuff black and addin chrome accents and extra emblems etc etc,, so as they say still a work in progress, but lotsa fun and great ta go cruisin in,,

About “Lightning”

My 1995 Ford Thunderbird LX, equipped with a 4.6L OHC "Modular" V8 engine, rear-wheel drive and a healthy dose of torque built on the MN12 platform.

I have owned "Lightning" for about 2 years now as both my main project car and previously as my daily driver.

Even with some of the issues she had due on one part to poor previous ownership and on another to the harsh climate here. I really love this car for a lot of reasons and I find it impossible to let it go.

I just recently got her off the road to begin the resurrection project after I found another daily driver (1999 Ford Escort SE). One of the biggest parts of this challenge is not working on her though, it is actually demolishing the old garage and building a proper one in it's place, so that I can actually work on the project properly and safely.

I will post the to-do list of everything I am doing to Lightning on here eventually.

To-Do List For 2011-2013:

Everything, seriously..


Specs for “Norraine”

silly 3.8 L, and even though i had ta do head gaskets last year i'd still take it over that damn 4.6,,

Specs for “Lightning”

- MN12 Platform
- 4.6L OHC "Modular" V8 (281ci.)
- 205 hp @ 4,500rpm, 265 lb·ft @ 3,200rpm
- 4R70W 4-Speed A/T + O/D
- 2-Door Coupe
- 200.3" - Length
- 72.7" - Width
- 52.5" - Height
- 113" - Wheelbase
- 3,725lb Curb Weight

Mileage: 132,000 km's


Factory Options for “Norraine”

No factory options listed.

Factory Options for “Lightning”

- Power Everything
- Independent Rear Suspension
- Variable Assist Power Steering
- Leather Interior
- 6-Way Power Driver Seat
- 2-Way Power Passenger Seat
- AM/FM Radio
- CD Player (Original Ford)
- Illuminated Keyless Entry
- Remote Starter
- Rear Window Defroster
- Moonroof / Sunroof
- Cup Holders
- A/C


Mods for “Norraine”

clear corner lights
93 grill
driving lights
Apexi cold air
dual exhaust
keyless entry

Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A


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Cover photo of Norraine album
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