Get Your Flames on With This 1993 Ford Lightning!

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Bowing in 1993, the F-150 Lightning shocked the world by introducing another performance oriented truck to the masses. With a 240 horsepower 5.8 liter V8, beefed up suspension, and a 4-speed transmission sourced from the F-350, the first-generation Lightning lived a short but exciting life, as it was only produced from 1993 until 1995.


The Lightning made an excellent base for those looking to build a fast truck, and many of them were quickly modified to add even more power. This 1993 example is such a build, with a host of performance goodies added to make it worthy of the wild flames painted on it.

The 351 Windsor has been bored .040 over and fitted with DSS forged pistons, a Competition Cams roller cam, ported GT40 heads, adjustable roller rockers, MSD ignition, adjustable roller rockers, and a custom tune. Oh, and did I mention, flames?


Gears are selected via a 4-speed automatic fitted with a B&M shift kit, and a set of 4.11:1 gears in the rear help it get off the line quickly. A Flowmaster exhaust ensures that everyone who didn’t catch that flashy paint job will quickly figure out what you’re all about.


While the power figures of the 1st generation Lightning pale in comparison to many of today’s basic passenger cars, there’s no doubt that they have a lot of potential. The owner of this 1993 has clearly tapped into some of that potential, making this a truly capable truck.

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Brett Foote is a longtime contributor to Internet Brands’ Auto sites, including Chevrolet Forum, Rennlist, and Ford Truck Enthusiasts, among other sites.

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