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Cars > Challenges > “Lightning” Vs “The Black Dragon”

 

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Zanting

M–24
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

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Tarouq_Machtu

M–28

 

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

“Lightning”

1996 Pontiac Firebird Formula

“The Black Dragon”

 
Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird
Photo of: 1996 Pontiac Firebird
 

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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 Black Dragon”

I just got this car for daily transportation. I wanted a stick shift, but I couldn't pass this car up for only $2,200! It has some cosmetic issues and could use a good detail job, but for the money that's to be expected.

 

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 Black Dragon”

350 c.i. (5.7 liter) LT1 V-8
Automatic transmission

 

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 Black Dragon”

No factory options listed.

 

Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “The Black Dragon”

A past owner added "Racing" pedals.

 

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The Black Dragon
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Points for Lightning Total Votes Points for The Black Dragon
16 8 24

 

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