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Cars > Challenges > “Lightning” Vs “Tang”

 

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Zanting

M–23
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

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racecougar

M–30
Imperial, Missouri
United States

 

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

“Lightning”

2004 Ford Mustang GT

“Tang”

 
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 “Tang”

I bought this Competition Orange GT in September 2010 to replace the Splitport Tbird as my daily driver. I should have done that soooo much sooner. You can see from my mods list that I haven't done too much to the car other than a healthy dose of the usual bolt-ons. This is my thirteen-second commuter car. :) The real fun car is the XR7 (see my garage).

 

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 “Tang”

P.I. 4.6L SOHC V8
13.96 @ 98.25 MPH
No dyno numbers yet.

 

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 “Tang”

Webasto Power Sunroof
GT Premium Coupe
Competition Orange paint
Dark Charcoal Leather interior
4R70W Automatic transmission
ABS/Traction-Control
17" 5-spoke Bright Alloy Wheels

MSRP: $26,785 back in 2004

 

Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “Tang”

Tuned by AzzKicker Cars (my business)
Professional Products Inlet Plenum
Professional Products 75mm Throttle Body
BBK Cold Air Intake
Steeda Underdrive Pulleys
SLP Loudmouth X-pipe and Cat-back Exhaust
B&M Transmission cooler 19K GVW
3.73:1 Gears with Trac-Loc differential
FRPP "B" Springs
245/45R17 & 275/40R17 Nitto NT555's
Mach 1 grill delete
Mach 1 chin spoiler
Redline hood strut kit
Shortened antenna
White-face gauge overlays
Tinted windows

 

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