Halifax, Nova Scotia
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX
1994 Nissan Sentra 1600
“Ray's Flying Machine”
Head to Head
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:
About “Ray's Flying Machine”
This was a 1400 but after it made friends with a tree it became a 1600 with a 1400 gearbox. 90% of what is done on the car i did my self.
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 “Ray's Flying Machine”
1600 motor with a huge stainless steel freeflow and a K&N air induction kit.
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
Factory Options for “Ray's Flying Machine”
Power Steering & That is it coz it was a standerd 1400...
Mods for “Lightning”
Mods for “Ray's Flying Machine”
I got a 2L bumper on
Ali wing, Shaved Boot Lid, Eye lids & Custom Bagless Grill.
Pioneer Head Unit, Kenwood Splits in front and back complete with JVC 6X9 in the back running from a 1000W Blaster 4 chanel Amp & in the boot i got one Star Sound Digital 1000W 12" Sub in a Custom Box running from a Star Sound Digital 3600W 2 chanel Amp briged to a mono block & i instaled my own Sentral locking replaced the coloured indicators with clear ones, Victor Design Stering wheel and i have a Taco Clock with built in shift lighgt!!
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