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Cars > Challenges > “Lightning” Vs “Deere2”

 

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Zanting

M–24
Halifax, Nova Scotia
Canada

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ChevroletBuick1

M–18
Webster, New York
United States

 

1995 Ford Thunderbird LX

“Lightning”

2001 John Deere LT155

“Deere2”

 
Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird
Photo of: 2001 John Deere LT155

No longer owned

 

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 “Deere2”

Bought it for 50$ for a winter project...turns out it has a thrown rod.

sold for $80 with 18 horse twin

 

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 “Deere2”

No specifications listed.

 

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 “Deere2”

foot pedal hydro
15 HP Kohler
tow hitch
Headlights

 

Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “Deere2”

18 horse briggs

 

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Photo Albums 1 – 2 of 2

Cover photo of Blown up Kohler 15 HP album
Blown up Kohler 15 HP
Photos: 5
Cover photo of '01 Deere album
'01 Deere
Photos: 4
 

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Points for Lightning Total Votes Points for Deere2
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