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Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Lima, Ohio
United States


1995 Ford Thunderbird LX


1978 Chevrolet El Camino


Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird
Photo of: 1978 Chevrolet El Camino

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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 “#2”

this is NOT my car...this is my grandpa's car that i am going to fix for him... lol this car has been through HECK!!! the front end was smashed in and replaced...this is gonna hopefully be my little brother's car...someday...if he dont get it i will! i'll help my little brother get the el camino back into shape and running good again!


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 “#2”

350 V8 Small Block
has high performance coil set
QuadraJet 750 CFM.


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 “#2”

stock trim,blue interrior,bench seat,heater


Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “#2”

gonna try to help my grandpa get it running, the only thing it needs is a radiator... and some interrior work! and some things on it will need painted!


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