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Old 06-27-2004, 03:38   #1 (permalink)
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One Fast Ford Pick Up

Well it goes like this,

I'm driving along minding my own business and trying to keep out of harms way. The lights turn red so I begin to slow down. As I'm approaching the lights, I notice this brand new FORD Pick Up. Bigg Ass wheels , mean lookin thing and an exhaust note to put the new XR8 to shame.

I like the look of this thing so as the lights turn green, I dodge a couple of cars to try and get alongside of this beast to get a better look. This guy sees me comin and thinks like Schumacker so he boots it. Thing takes off like a cut cat.

I catch him at the next set of lights and it's ALL ON. Now my car ain't exactly lightning quick (14.3 quarter at CALDER ) but I didn't expect this YANK TANK to almost keep up. I only start pulling away at the end of second gear and even then I'm not exactly flying away.

I slow down to turn off and this thing passes me and he beeps his horn, sticks his arm out the window and gives me the thumbs up.
Quick as a FLASH, it's all over. Mate this thing must be a mid to late 14 sec TRUCK.

So i'm on the net trying to find this thing on the U.S. Ford website. There's the SVT Lightning ( Supercharged 5.4L ) the new F150 ( 5.4L and 4.6L )

It looked like the SVT Lightning but couldn't have been as I imagine it probably would have absolutely trashed me if it was.

Now was this thing a 5.4L or the 4.6L. I'm thinking that because it was brand new and looked like the lightning it must have been the 5.4L 3 valve.

Either way, this thing gave me a run and a half. Got me thinking..................
Isn't it amazing how times change, based on my quarter mile stats, Ford are making Pick Up TRUCKS these days that could probably keep up with a standard XYGTHO.

Like I said, my car ain't that quick, but for a PICK UP Truck, this thing went like STIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINK.

Isn't it great to see FACTORY Ford muscle in all forms back on the road again.

Oh well, back under the bonnet again, we can't have a TRUCK get that close now can we...........................................................
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Old 06-27-2004, 05:06   #2 (permalink)
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Pics? :p
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there was a standard Ford lighting at Calder 3 months back he ran 14.3 stock, yes there 5.4 engine with the supercharger is Ford factory fitted...
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There aint nothing wrong with a Lightning, my favourite truck, they are the 5.4, and for the size and weight of them they go pretty good.
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I think he was too busy driving!
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there is a company in Campbellfied that is doing the conversions on them, there name escapes me at the moment but it is the old Billwrench factory, somebody here will know there name

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One of the contractors on channel 9's "The Block" has a nice looking F150 Lightning which they show just about every episode parked out the front. i think he is the landscaper
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One of the contractors on channel 9's "The Block" has a nice looking F150 Lightning which they show just about every episode parked out the front. i think he is the landscaper

thats a harley davidson f150, they come with the same supercharged engine as the lightning but they are an extra cab body, where as the lightning is a reg cab..
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