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Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Haysi, Virginia
United States


1995 Ford Thunderbird LX


1988 Chevrolet Beretta Base


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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 “Loretta”

Well I bought it for $200 back in 2006 it had a few simple problems but I fixed them. Up till 2009 it drove good and now the trans is out but I have a few leads on a replacement trans and will have her fixed by next month hopfuly. The car has over 245,500 miles on it and runs good. It is a true beast when it is on the road with a good trans.


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 “Loretta”

2.0 4 cylinder

3T40 Automatic Trans

90+ Horse power


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 “Loretta”

Factory engine

Factory Interior

Factory Everything


Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “Loretta”

Redneck Paint job. Had to stop it from rusting some how. Got creative with bumper stickers lol.


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