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Bensalem, Pennsylvania
United States

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Halifax, Nova Scotia




1995 Ford Thunderbird LX


Photo of: 1978 FORD F150
Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird

Head to Head


About “ANIMAL”

1978 FORD F150, 2WD, 306 (.030 OVER 302), 4-SPD.
Bought my truck back in 1994 to replace my 1976 Triumph
Spitfire, had 149k on it back then and now has about 232k. All
mechanical work is done, new: front brake rotors, pads, hoses, calipers, wheel bearings wheel seals, radius arm bushings, master cylinder, proportioning valve, rear brake shoes, hardware, wheel cylinders and brake drums, new shocks on all four corners, new rear fuel tank and sending unit, side tank removed to allow dual exhaust through the frame rails. Painted '10 camaro synergy green.

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..


Specs for “ANIMAL”

302, .030 over, 306 cu. in., 10:1 comp, .471/.471 lift, 276/286 dur, scorpion 1.6 roller rockers, gt40p heads, rpm air gap intake, 750 holley, appx. 365 hp. Summit racing dampner, billet aluminum water pump and crankshaft pulleys, msd ignition, fully balanced, hedman headers with dual exhaust and 40 series flowmasters, 4spd manual transmission, ford 9" rear with 3.25 gears.

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


Factory Options for “ANIMAL”

Came from the factory with cab lights, bed rails, dual fuel tanks,
power steering, power disc brakes, bench seat and sliding rear window.

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


Mods for “ANIMAL”

New engine, 4 spd trans from a 1982 F100, new clutch, radiator,
hoses, and the list goes on. Just installed a billet grill and a set of Cragar s/s wheels with B.F. Goodrich Radial T/A'S 275/60-15.

Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A


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