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Cars > Challenges > “Lightning” Vs “Bandit The Next Generation!”

 

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Zanting

M–24
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

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Bandit02

M–52
Pleasant View, Tennessee
United States

 

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

“Lightning”

2002 Pontiac Trans Am Blackbird Edition

“Bandit The Next Generation!”

 
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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 “Bandit The Next Generation!”

My dream has always to own a Smokey and the Bandit T/A. I bought this T/A in 2004 with 20,000 miles on it. My cousin and I kept noticing that something was missing... The Screaming Chicken graphic. Thanks to Phoenix Graphics I bought the 77 Bandit graphics and as you see the rest is history. I had the hood Bird put on professionally and my cousin and myself did the rest. As far as I know it is the only on in the US.

 

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 “Bandit The Next Generation!”

It has an LS-1 Special edition Corvette motor in it and the WS-6 handling package. It is a beast!!! and it gets 24 miles to the gallon. As close as I can figure it has about 380 horses. Top speed is probably 170-180. I have had it to 150+ and had to back it down.

 

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 “Bandit The Next Generation!”

LS-1 Corvette 5.7 liter engine
WS6 handling package
Leather interior
Black Bird Special Edition
500 watt Monsoon Stereo system
Everything but a 6 speed tranny

 

Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “Bandit The Next Generation!”

1977 Bandit Edition Graphix
Performace Chip
Z rated Goodyear Formula One tires
K&N Fuel Injection Performance air induction kit

Soon to have:
Custom Black and Gold interior
Flowmaster cat back system
Bandit Gold Wheels
Shift kit
and who knows what else

 

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