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Cars > Challenges > “Lightning” Vs “The Bird”

 

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Zanting

M–23
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

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Jdaddy

M–33
Aurora, Colorado
United States

 

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

“Lightning”

1989 Ford Thunderbird Lx

“The Bird”

 
Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird
Photo of: 1989 Ford Thunderbird
 

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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..

About “The Bird”

My parents bought this car straight off of the showroom floor. When the time came for them to sell it, I had to have it. After all, I had already been washing her for like 16 years or so. The only thing wrong is a couple of cracks on the dash. Paint is even original and still beautiful. I have plans for it, but its not my priority.

 

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

Specs for “The Bird”

No specifications listed.

 

Factory Options for “Lightning”

- Power Everything
- Independent Rear Suspension
- TCS / ABS
- 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

Factory Options for “The Bird”

Everything but leather and a supercharger. It was one of the first cars to include a sony cd head unit, with it being numbered as the 2437 unit produced!

 

Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “The Bird”

All original except for a thumpin sound system.

 

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Points for Lightning Total Votes Points for The Bird
29 9 16

 

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