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Halifax, Nova Scotia


1997 Ford Escort


1995 Ford Thunderbird LX


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Photo of: 1995 Ford Thunderbird

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About “Esukooto”

Stock 97' Ford Escort MK6(European). Has very low mileage, only 90,000km at the moment. Reliable, fuel efficient and a fun car to drive. Takes me from Point A to Point B. Easily starts up in extreme weather conditions(-25'c). Never let me down.

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 “Esukooto”

1.6l Zetec
5-speed manual

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 “Esukooto”

Power steering, Power locks, Airbag, Heated seats, Rear Window Defroster, Cup Holders and Radio/USB-player.

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 “Esukooto”


Mods for “Lightning”

- N/A


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