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Halifax, Nova Scotia

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Sisseton, South Dakota
United States


1995 Ford Thunderbird LX


1996 Nissan Maxima SE


Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird
Photo of: 1996 Nissan Maxima

No longer owned


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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 “Maxi”

Got her in 09 for $1600. My first car here in the States. She runs like a champ. Didnt get to modify her like I wanted to. Body is getting quite rusty being a Minnesota car. Has a strong and smooth VQ30DE V6 and slick 5 speed gearbox. She has 217,000 miles now and have only changed the alternator and exhaust. My plans are to get a warpspeed y pipe and cat for some extra horsepower, lowering springs and a good sound system. Maximas are one of my favorite cars. One of the only family cars in its time to offer a manual trans...a huge plus for me since i love shifting my own gears. Hope to save up some money and get me a 240sx s14 with an RB25 swap.


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 “Maxi”

VQ30DE 3.0L V6, 190HP from factory, 5 speed gearbox, 0-60 6.7 sec, Top speed 140MPH( Never got it there)


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 “Maxi”

No factory options listed.


Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A

Mods for “Maxi”

Ebay intake and muffler, type r shift knob, ebay led lights. Would like to get some new audio and a performance y pipe to get some more power.



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