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Cars > Challenges > “Lightning” Vs “Fredo”

 

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Zanting

M–23
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

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shadowvox6

M–43
Cincinnati, Ohio
United States

 

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

“Lightning”

2006 Ford Focus ZX4 SES

“Fredo”

 
Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird
Photo of: 2006 Ford Focus
 

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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 “Fredo”

We bought this car on June 1, 2006. It is our first brand new car as a couple. We have put over 45k miles on "Fredo", and my wife is loving every minute of it. We have some plans for the car, wheels and performance modifications are some of them....please stay tuned!!

 

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 “Fredo”

2.0L DOHC 16V Duratec 4-cylinder motor

136 HP

 

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 “Fredo”

No factory options listed.

 

Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “Fredo”

Modifications as of 3/13/2009:
Interior Modifications:
In Dash 6-Disc CD/MP3 Changer
Focus ST Gauge Bezel

Exterior Modifications:
35% Tint on Front Windows
15% Tint on All Other Windows
Focus ST Grille (Black surround w/Black insert)
Eagle Eyes Black Headlights
SilverStar Ultra 9007 Headlight Bulbs
SilverStar Turn Signal Bulbs
Debadged Trunk
Sean Hyland Motorsports 17" Wheels w/Custom Center Caps
215/45-HR17 Fuzion HRi Tires
Painted Calipers & Rotor Hats (Bright Blue)
Painted Drums (Black)

Performance Modifications:
FocusSport CoolFlo CAI
NGK V-Groove Plugs
Cross Drilled & Slotted Rotors w/ Carbon Metallic Pads
Flowmaster Exhaust Tip/ "Lunchbox" Muffler Delete

 

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