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:
I've had this car since high school. It's my first car. I love it, I drive it on the weekends and sometimes to work on Fridays. It has 58,000 on it, very fun car to drive lots of work done to it. Very happy with it!
- 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
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ENGINE SPEC: 4.6 Liter DOHC
Vortech V2 Supercharger with power cooler and K & N filter
10 lbs of Boost
Custom Diablo Sport Dyno Tune. 490 Rear-wheel HP Tuned by SHAWN ELLIS from SoCal Tuning & Performance
Accufab Single Blade Throttle Body
Ford Racing 42lb Injectors and 90MM Mass Air Sensor
T-Rex Inline Fuel Pump and Intank 255 Fuel Pump
Dual MSD Coil Packs with Taylor 10.5 wires
Taylor Battery Box Kit
Steeda 3 Core Aluminium Radiator
Crower Stage 1 Cams and Valve Train
BBK Offroad X-Pipe with Magnaflow Mufflers to 3 inch tips
Pro. 5 Short Shifter with Hurst Knob
Centerforce Clutch with Ford Racing Aluminium Flywheel
BBK HD Adjustable Clutch Cable and Quadrant Kit
REAR END 8.8
Ford Racing 8.8 Diff. with 31 Spline
Superior 8.8 31 Spline Hardened Axels with ARP Studs
Ford Racing 4.10 Gears
Eibach Pro Kit Springs
KYB: 6 Way Adjustable Shocks
additional Rear specs:
Steeda Upper and Lower Control Ams
Brembo Drilled and Slotted Rotors with Hawk Brake Pads
WHEELS & TIRES
Cobra R Wheels
Front: 17x9 wheels, Sumitomo Tires 255/45/17
Rear: 17x10.5 wheels, Nitto NTO5R Drag Radials 315/35/17
HID Projector Headlights
Saleen S281 Wing
Racaro steering wheel
Maximum Motorsports 6-point NHRA/NMRA Legal Roll Cage
Sparco Racing Seat Belts and Aftermarket Seats
Autometer Gages and Autometer Shift Lights
- 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
No factory options listed.
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