Doug's Silver SVT Lightnings
Second Lightning is a 2004
Picking up the
2004 Truck at Bankston Ford -
Note: The quality of customer service has fallen to zero at Bankston.
Even a letter to the General Manager was ignored... Details of delivery issues
2004 power train is still
stock. Have added
stereo mods, Snuglid XL,
and Sat Radio that looks like Stock ford Radio.
Picking Up First Lightning at Dealer on 2/28/00
Another New Personal Best !!
12.28 at 109.90.... !!!
Previous Best -
I drove up to MD, and NJ to race
with the east coast guys...
While I was there Jim @ JDM tuned my chip and I had him tweak a few things and the result was a 12.52 @ 108
Here is MPG of the 12.53 run where the guy in the next lane loses his hood....
Dynoed on 12/1/01 with 388.9 HP and 478.5 ftlbs of Tq
Temp 73.7 Degrees - Barometric Pressure 29.59 in hg
Stayed over 400 ft/lbs of torque from 3100-5100 rpms
Dynoed on 11/2/2002
SVT Ontrack 2000
SVT Ontrack 2001
Had to add this picture of my Truck on the Big Oval at Texas Motor Speedway
FFW 2001 - Qualifying
FFW 2002 - Norwalk Ohio
Ironically the 2001 picture is a paid for pro shot the 2002 pic is one I took with Paul Gamino behind the wheel.
Cleaned up Summer 2002
Here is a shot from a slower car... LOL
Doug gets first intercooler replaced
On 10/25/2000 or so I noticed the Intercooler reservoir is about 1/2 inch lower than where I marked it 4 months ago. Seems like 11k miles is a common number for intercooler leaks based on post in the Lightning Forum on F150 Online.
Around the End of the year I had the intercooler replaced.....
On Saturday 10/21/00 I had a sound system upgrade done at Earmark Car Audio. I replaced the front 5x7's with Boston Acoustics Components and the rears with Boston Acoustics 5x7's. Earmark Car Audio made a custom enclosure for a single JL Audio 10" Sub to go behind the drivers seat. They put a huge Alpine V12 amp between the Sub and the Stock CD changer. These additions should make it easier to hear the CD's while screaming down the radio at WOT with the windows down.
Now I just need to figure out what Crossover, Hi pass, Low pass, filter, and Gain all mean so I can tweak the amp. It sounds great at half volume but not so good at lower volumes. I need to dial down the amp so it kicks in at lower freq and lower the gain a bit as well I think.
I decided to check and try to replace the plugs the other day....
Pictures of Fun With Sparkplugs
The Purple color is from Octane Boost - Broken Electrodes were Splitfires
Scan of Window Sticker
As you can see by the sticker I bought the Lightning at Lee Jarmon Ford but their service is very poor so I don't take it there anymore. I have heard good things about Bankston Ford in Frisco and they have treated me pretty good so far
More pictures from the day I picked up the Lightning
Click on these links to see mpg's of us having some fun with 30 miles on the odometer
It was too dark to see the smoke and I was too clueless to roast em correctly
Thought I would have some fun with the photographer.
Needless to say I am grinning from ear to ear. !!!
First ever trip to Drag Strip - Texas MotorPlex Ennis 3/17/2000
Very Happy with ET - Reaction time needs work Temperature was about 54 degrees
I was in Right lane both times -
This run was against nice yellow SVT Cobra
|Second Run - Little better reaction but tires spun at line
This one was against a Honda with big tail pipe. I was in Right Lane again
Big Grins !
Second Trip to Ennis
Photos by Sixpipes
On Way to Strip.
Moonshine, Sixpipes, Mine, Missouri Tom
Moonshine, Sixpipes, Mumbly, Missouri Tom, Mine
Link to the SVT Certificate Ford Sent recently
Link to the New Wheels and Tires I recently bought.
I am running the chrome wheels on the street tires now
Modifications made to My Lightning....
3.73 gears ( Expensive ),
Lightning Throttle Body
Lighted Ford Logos,
Nickel 3M Scotch Tint Black Panther Auto Film,
SuperChip Flip Chip with JDM 10/01 race program,
JDM Interchangeable pulley,
JDM Electric Fan,
Cobra R Water Pump,
JDM Driveshaft Loop,
JDM Line Mod Valve,
Boston Acoustics Speaker Upgrades,
Alpine V12 AMP. JL Sub,
Ford Chrome Wheels
Nokia Car Kit
Kooks Long Tube Headers
High Flow Cats
Level 10 Transmission Rebuild
There are LOTS more pictures elsewhere on SVTLightnings.com and On the TALONClub.com site
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