Halifax, Nova Scotia
1995 Ford Thunderbird LX
2004 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
Head to Head
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:
About “NIGHT RIDER”
This is my first car. I have drifted thousands of miles in this car i have gotten tons of tickets in this car even won some races but manly just drifting, but one thing i can say is it is awesome to drive Pontiac's it creates excitement.
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 “NIGHT RIDER”
0-60 - 6.3 Seconds
1/4 mile - 15.5 Seconds
Top Speed 160
- Fuel Economy - I averaged about 28 mpg with the original
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
Factory Options for “NIGHT RIDER”
Grand Prix Competition Group (Comp-G) included:
Supercharged 3800 V-6
TAPshift 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission but now it's a manual
StabiliTrak stability and yaw control
MagnaSteer II Variable Ratio Power Steering
4-Wheel Antilock Disc Brakes
Monitor for all systems gas, tire pressure, oil, coolant, engine etc..
Power Windows, Door Locks, and Seats
ADVANCED SECIRITY SYSTM,??AM/FM/XM Satellite/CD Stereo Heated Front Seats, REAR SUBS
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