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Cars > Challenges > “Lightning” Vs “the beast”


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Halifax, Nova Scotia

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New Milford, Pennsylvania
United States


1995 Ford Thunderbird LX


1990 Chevrolet suburan silverdo

“the beast”

Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird
Photo of: 1990 Chevrolet suburan

Head to Head


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 beast”

i traded a 1985 toyota corolla for the suburan. when i got the suburan it needed a little work like a grill and bumper.i had a grill installed now im lookin for a front bumper


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 beast”

has stock 350


Factory Options for “Lightning”

- Power Everything
- Independent Rear Suspension
- 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 beast”

power steering, ac, under hood mounted fire wall light, 3rd row seating


Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “the beast”

3 inch lift and 31 inch tires nothing special


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