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Cars > Challenges > “Lightning” Vs “ol' red”

 

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Zanting

M–24
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

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olyeller

M
Tallapoosa, Georgia
United States

 

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

“Lightning”

2007 Dodge Charger Hemi

“ol' red”

 
Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird
Photo of: 2007 Dodge Charger
 

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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 “ol' red”

Need something good on gas and big enough for some people. With alittle help from mom, I got this bad girl. I spent extra on her becuase this car deserves it. I have to drive it daily so i want to look good while im doing it.

 

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 “ol' red”

5.7 liter v-8 with 350 horses. 5-speed auto

 

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 “ol' red”

Hemi motor , a/c, bose speakers, pwr str, sirius radio, cupholders:)

 

Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “ol' red”

Pin strips, sound system ( 2 15's, amp etc.) , k&n cool air intake, flowmaster exhuast, 24's dubs, brembo brakes. All thanks to Texas Auto Outlet, (they got all your car needs) plus took off that dumb wing

 

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Points for Lightning Total Votes Points for ol' red
29 11 26

 

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