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Cars > Challenges > “Lightning” Vs “*Cohonez*”

 

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Zanting

M–24
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

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mzsuz2u

F–48
Live Oak, Florida
United States

 

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

“Lightning”

2004 Ford Mustang GT

“*Cohonez*”

 
Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird
Photo of: 2004 Ford Mustang
 

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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 “*Cohonez*”

This is my 2004 Mustang GT. Bought it slightly broken in at 12k miles and have been steadily modding it as money allows. Its my daily driver but I also show it most every weekend from spring through late fall. So far I've done the following mods to it, with more to come as I can afford to:

*SCT Superchip-Custom Eliminator 4 bank Chip*
*Cervini Stalker body kit*
*Custom paint with Chromalusion ghost flames*
*Pioneer AVIC D3 DVD/NAV/Bluetooth system*
*BBK 70mm TB and plenum*
*MAC CAI*
*MAC ceramic long tube headers*
*MAC Prochamber*
*Kooks High Flow Cats*
*BBK strut tower brace*
*Steeda underdrive pulleys*
*Steeda Sport springs-1 1/2 drop*
*18" deepdish bullit wheels*
*275/35/18's front/295/35/18's rear*
*Steeda polished aluminum radiator cover*
*Twin Halo projector headlights*
*Redline Tuning hood struts*
*Hurst Comp.Plus short throw shifter*
*FRPP 3.73 gears*
*Steeda aluminum door sill inserts*
*Custom stereo system featuring Cliff Design components/10" Subs in a custom back-lit box*
*COMP Cams XE268H added in 2009* Gain of 31 RWHP*.
*307.7 RWHP by Dyno*

*Three consecutive years as an Award of Excellence winner at the Mustang Week car show held in Myrtle Beach, SC*

*Featured in Mustang Enthusiast Magazine November 2009*

 

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 “*Cohonez*”

4.6L 2V with all the usual bolt-ons. 3.73 gears. 307.7 RWHP after the addition of the COMP Cams. Going for bigger guns when the fundage is flowing a little better .

 

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 “*Cohonez*”

40th Anniversary Package
Medium Graphite Leather interior
All power options

 

Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “*Cohonez*”

*SCT Superchip-Custom Eliminator 4 bank Chip*
*Cervini Stalker body kit*
*Custom paint with Chromalusion ghost flames*
*Pioneer AVIC D3 DVD/NAV/Bluetooth system*
*BBK 70mm TB and plenum*
*MAC CAI*
*MAC ceramic long tube headers*
*MAC Prochamber*
*Kooks High Flow Cats*
*BBK strut tower brace*
*Steeda underdrive pulleys*
*Steeda Sport springs-1 1/2 drop*
*18" deepdish bullit wheels*
*275/35/18's front/295/35/18's rear*
*Steeda polished aluminum radiator cover*
*Twin Halo projector headlights*
*Redline Tuning hood struts*
*Hurst Comp.Plus short throw shifter*
*FRPP 3.73 gears*
*Steeda aluminum door sill inserts*
*Custom stereo system featuring Cliff Design components/10" Subs in a custom back-lit box*
*COMP Cams XE268H added in 2009* Gain of 31 RWHP*.
*307.7 RWHP by Dyno*

 

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Cohonez!
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Points for Lightning Total Votes Points for *Cohonez*
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