1995 Ford Thunderbird LX - "Trunk Monkey"
Owner Trunk Monkey
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Vehicle 1995 Ford Thunderbird LX
Engine Type Other
Color Dodge Viper Anaconda Green
Updated 10-12-2014 09:20 AM
Mileage 255,000 Miles
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Purchase Date 09-16-1994
URL http://forums.tccoa.com/vbpicgallery.php?do=view&g=101
Total Modifications 0
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Description
My one and only Thunderbird. I purchased this car brand new in September of 1994. My first major upgrade to the car was a complete suspension rebuild completed in January of 2007. With the assistance of, and a special thanks to Jason (FordPartsCounter) and the Carolinas Crew Chief, RobertP, I added the 3.73 gears and J-mod in May 2007.
In January 2008 I bought the rims and had them installed on the car in May of 2008; it took me some time to save the money for tires.

After almost 15 years the stock engine was retired in August of 2009 at just over 205,000 original owner miles and replaced with a 2004 Explorer PI motor with an SVO Supercharger.

These upgrades yielded a 116% increase in HP, a 63.7% increase in torque and an improvement of 3 seconds in the quarter-mile over the old N/A engine.

2012: The year of the new Bird

Besides having the car painted this year I snuck in a few changes to the suspension and under the new hood. Once again, with the guidance and assistance of the Carolina Crew Chief the new Trunk Monkey Racing Thunderbird was born. To my knowledge, the only Trick Flow / SVO MN12 Thunderbird in existence anywhere.

2013: The upgrades continued

In 2013 the half-shafts were upgraded with DSS Level 5 shafts, the Mark VIII LCA's were installed in back with DLF bushings and drag bags were also installed. In addition to the rear end rebuild the car was converted to run E85. Stay tuned for an even faster 1/4 mile as we continue to dial in the new set up!


Thanks for checking out my garage.

-TM

ToDo List
Widen Rims from 9" to 10"
New Seats

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Comments
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06-25-2013
Beautiful V8 bird. i have a 94 V8 with the root type supercharger great car!
06-26-2013
Beautiful V8 bird. i have a 94 V8 with the root type supercharger great car!