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Cars > Challenges > “Lightning” Vs “Spiderman”


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Halifax, Nova Scotia

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1995 Ford Thunderbird LX


1989 Ford Mustang 5.0 GT


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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 “Spiderman”

I purchased THIS car last year in Nebraska, it is my fourth Fox body car I've owned and the third vert. Since then I've upgraded everything on it, still need to finish the front suspension, rollcage, and various chasis stiffening mods other than that my pretty close to being where I want to be with it with the exception of boring the motor larger and aluminum heads and a cam. This is my families sunny day cruiser and car show stopper, anywhere we go people stop and ask about the car, It is truly a head turner and people love it, my primary reason for building this car is for incentive for my son to go to school EVERY day and go on to higher learning, If he does It's his.


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 “Spiderman”

306 motor
Hi Po Aod
360 hp 360 tq
0-60 was clocked at 3.92 from Highway patrol
1/4 time was a best of 10.92 on third run ever
Top speed is around 165 maybe higher but my speedometer stops traveling once its about an inch past 140 so not sure.


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 “Spiderman”

Aod car, power steering, ac, 140 mph speedo, GT package, alloy wheels, power windows and locks, power top


Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “Spiderman”

Motor bored 30. over
Ported and polished heads
Holley Systemaxx II intake
38 lb/hr injectors from 2004 cobra
Vortech Supercharger polished S-Trim 10 lbs of boost
Anderson Ford powerpipe
Anderson Ford Programmable Engine Management System
Abaco 97mm Mass air with bell
K&N 10" conical filter
Ford Racing shorty headers 1 5/8
UPR x pipe
Magnaflow exhaust with polished tips
Ford Racing a/c delete
Ford Racing smog pump delete pulley
MSD billet aluminum distributor
MSD 6-al ignition box
MSD blaster coil
Accel plug wires
Optima yellow top battery
Ford Racing tall blue satin valve covers
UPR catch can for blow bye
Cobra water pump pulley
BBK 75 mm throttle body
BBK 75mm egr spacer
UPR egr delete plate
NOS brand fogger kit not installed as of yet
Vortech T-REX inline fuel pump
Holley 255 lph in tank pump
Five lug swap
SN-95 rear end swap
SN-95 rear disc brake conversion
Jegs differential cover with bearing supports
UPR coil over kit with drag springs
UPR tubular non adjustable upper and lower control arms
18' Black Torque Thrust II style wheels 18x9 and 18x10
Corbeau racing seats
Corbeau 4 point retractable harnesses
Corbeau rear seat matching upholstery
Black interior
UPR 'Boosted" door sill plates
Autometer Gauges, Fuel pressure, Boost, Water temp, Trans Temp, Oil pressure, Tachometer with shift light
AEM wideband air fuel ratio gauge
Dual pillar gauge holder
Autometer Tach pod
Autometer gauge cage
Black carpet
Clarion 935 vdx in dash touch screen dvd player
Polk momo components
Grant steering wheel
Grant steering wheel removal kit
Grant steering wheel carry bag
Ford Racing fuel injector adapters
Performance built AOD trans for 450 hp
Custom made stall 3200 rpm flash speed from Edge racing
Dual Electric fans from 2002 Pontiac Grand am
Aluminum radiator


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