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Cars > Challenges > “Lightning” Vs “Silver”


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Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Towanda, Kansas
United States


1995 Ford Thunderbird LX


1977 Ford F-150 Custom


Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird
Photo of: 1977 Ford F-150

Head to Head


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 “Silver”

This is just what most people would call my farm truck, though we really don't have a farm, just a few horses and a couple cool cars. Nothing super special though i do love this truck.


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 “Silver”

Specs on a 77 ford LOL well this ain't no hot rod, but it has a 300 CID BBI with a 4 speed manual, it's a 4x4 but i need to get the front drive shaft, i know the transfer case works ( i lifted the truck and put in 4 hi and low and put it in first and it twirls )


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 “Silver”

Power steering and power brakes


Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “Silver”

Only upgrades this ole boy has is knobby tires and some KC lights on the headache rack (i put on a few weeks after the pics were taken)


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Cover photo of Silver album
Photos: 12

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