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    Default FS: 1997 F150 "Lightning"

    So this forum seemed like a good place to collect my thoughts and write down everything I have done to this truck to try and add a value to it. I'm not set on selling it, but really want to finish my mustang.

    Truck is a 1997 F150 with a 2001 Ford Lightning swapped into it. Everything was swapped, wiring harness, computer, suspension, brakes, etc.

    Mileage on the odometer reads 51,XXX from the Lightning. Current motor was rebuilt new at 27,000 miles with a built shortblock from VT engines. The 4R100 transmission was rebuilt around 20,000 miles. The truck was "frame off restored" at 30,000 miles when I swapped the truck. Truck was built in 2010.

    Truck makes 500hp/600ft lbs on boost and 683hp/812ft lbs on spray. Has ran a best of 10.82 in the 1/4 mile. I have driven this truck with no worries. Made several trips to KC and back. Driven to Topeka and Kearney this past fall to race at the track. Its currently has a street 91 oct tune, street e85, and race e85 nitrous tune from Eric Korn. Gets 10mpg on e85 and ~15-16 on 91.


    Frame stripped and powder coated black along with suspension parts.
    Hotchkis front springs (currently installed) and V6 front springs for better weight transfer included
    Hotchkis front and rear swaybars
    DJM tubular control arms
    QA1 12 way adj front shocks
    "Broncobeater" panhard bar
    DJM C Notch, rear hangers, JLP drop shackles
    Strange adj rear shocks
    All new poly bushings throughout truck, Energy suspension body mounts, new ball joints.

    9.75 rear axle with 3.73 gears, Brakes modified to fit 15" rear rims.
    Circle D 2800 stall converter
    f-250 super duty trans cooler
    Punisher COMP valve body
    Lightning aluminum driveshaft
    Metco driveshaft loop
    Woodbine MS line lock
    03/04 Lightning wheels with new Nitto 555 tires

    VT engines built shortblock (forged rods, pistons)
    JLP "Comp R" exhaust (Stainless equal length headers w/3" exhaust)
    8 thread 2v heads rebuilt by L&M engines
    Comp Stg 2 cams and upgraded valvesprings
    JPS ported M122 blower swap (18psi)
    Accufab single blade TB
    Granetelli maf
    Magnum Powers Idler bracket with 2 90mm and 100mm idlers
    Metco 10lb lower pulley with hub
    80lb injectors, JLP billet fuel rails, Fore regulator, 8AN feed, 6AN return, Fuelab filter, 2 255lb pumps with upgraded wiring
    ATCO heat exchanger
    Kincaid Performance "Killer Chiller"
    True Forged Intercooler tank
    Catch can with turkey pan plugged
    Electric Fan
    Zex Nitrous kit w/ Stand Alone nitrous fuel system (Jaz 1 gallon tank, fuel pump, bottle heater, purge)
    MadEnt flex coil screws
    SCT x2

    Expedition center console swap with Lightning Seats
    Everything dyed black, new black carpet
    Double Din cd/dvd player with nav. (has lifetime Sirius subscription)
    Innovate wideband
    Digital boost gauge

    Lightning front bumper and ground effects
    Rollpan with hidden hitch
    Truxedo Lo-Pro tonneau cover
    SS mirrors
    Solid rear window


    Last edited by Trick; 29th November 2016 at 11:07 PM.

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    heard this is sold
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