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1956 Ford Car Shop Maunal Cover
Shop Manual Maint. & Tuneup Specs
  K-code Fiesta Red exterior paint
 
1956 Ford Car Brochures Facts Stats Archives
1956 Ford Cars & Wagons (All) Brochure
Cars & Wagons (All)
1956 Ford Fairlane Brochure
Fairlanes
1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria Brochure
Fordor Victoria
1956 Ford Station Wagons Brochure
Station Wagons
1956 Ford Car Accessories Brochure
Accessories

1956 Ford Police & Emergency Models BrochurePolice & Emergency
1956 Ford Taxi Service Models Brochure
Taxi Service
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)
Courier (Sedan Delivery)
1956 Ford Engines  Transmissions  Rear Axle Ratios
Engines  Trans.  Axles
1956 Ford Owner's ManualManual

1956 Ford Car Data Plate Codes
Data Plate Codes
1956 Ford Car Paint & Upholstery Colors
Paint & Uph. Colors
1956 Ford Car & Accessory Prices
Car & Accs. Prices
AAll The Facts About The '56 Ford & Lifeguard Design Booklets
All The Facts & Lifeguard
Ford Motor Company of Canada

 
Thunderbird V-8 292-cid 200-hp (or 202-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr) Y-block engine "Thunderbird V-8" 292-cid 200-hp (202-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr) Y-block engine—standard in Fairlane & Station Wagon models.  Photo Chuck Gardiner.
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1956 Ford Car Shop Maunual Cover 1956 Ford Car Shop Manual
Maintenance & Tuneup Specifications

Pages 353-367
Ford Division Ford Motor Company produced Sept 1955
 
Tuneup Specs
Ford I-6  223-cid 137-hp  A-code

Firing Order 1-5-3-6-2-4   Cyl front to rear 1-2-3-4-5-6
Spark Plug Campion 870 (or Autolite 2954) 18 mm (no gasket)
Plug Gap .032-.036"   Plug Tq lb-ft 15-20   Point Gap .024-.026"  Dwell Angle 35-38°
Ignition Timing w/ vac hose to dist disconnected   Advance counter-clockwise
4º BTDC (Conv Dr & OD)  6° BTDC (Fordomatic Dr)  (up to 8-10º BTDC, all) 
Idle Spd 475-500 rpm (Conv Dr & OD)  475-500 rpm (Fordomatic Dr, 425-450 rpm in "DR")
Valve Lash Int .019"  Exh .019"  (hot)
Comp Press 150 psi  (sea level)
Oil Cap 4 qt (eng) + 1 qt (filter) = 5 qt US (1 qt US = 0.95 liter)   Oil Press 45-50 psi (hot @ 2000 rpm)
Coolant Cap 14.5 qt (rad) + 1 qt (heater) = 15.5 qt US   Coolant Press 12-15 lb
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Tuneup Specs
Ford V-8  272-cid  173-hp  U-code
Thunderbird V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  M-code
Special Police V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  M-code
Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code
(Police) Interceptor V-8  312-cid 210-hp (215-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  P-code

Firing Order 1-5-4-8-6-3-7-2  Cyl front to rear Right 1-2-3-4 Left 5-6-7-8
Spark Plugs Campion 870 (or Autolite 2954) 18 mm (no gasket)   Gap .032-.036"  Tq 15-20 lb-ft
Point Gap .014-.016"  Dwell Angle 26-28.5°
Ignition Timing w/ vac hose to distributor disconnected   Advance clockwise
3° BTDC (Conv Dr & OD)   6° BTDC (Fordomatic Dr)  (up to 8-10° BTDC, all)
Valve Lash Int .019"  Exh .019"  (hot)
Idle Speed 475-500 rpm (Conv Dr & OD)  475-500 rpm (Fordomatic Dr, 425-450 rpm in "DR")
Comp Press Ford V-8 272-cid 160 psi (Conv Dr & OD)   165 psi (Fordomatic Dr)  (sea level)
Comp Press Thunderbird V-8 292-cid 155 psi (Conv Dr & OD)  160 psi (Fordomatic Dr)
Comp Press Special Police V-8 292-cid 155 psi (Conv Dr & OD)  160 psi (Fordomatic Dr)
Comp Press Thunderbird Special V-8 312-cid 160 psi (Conv Dr & OD)  165 psi (Fordomatic Dr)
Comp Press (Police) Interceptor V-8 312-cid 155 psi (Conv Dr & OD)  160 psi (Fordomatic Dr)
Oil Cap 5 qt (eng) + 1 qt (filter) = 6 qt US (1 qt US = 0.95 liter)    Oil Press 45-50 psi (hot @ 2000 rpm)
Coolant Cap 19 qt (rad) + 1 qt (heater) = 20 qt US   Coolant Press 12-15 lb
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1956 Ford Shop Manual Maintenance Page 354
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1956 Ford Shop Manual Maintenance Page 354
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1956 Ford Shop Manual Maintenance Page 355
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1956 Ford Shop Manual Maintenance Page 356
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1956 Ford Shop Manual Tuneup Specifications Page 357
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1956 Ford Shop Manual Tuneup Specifications Page 358
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1956 Ford Shop Manual Tuneup Specifications Page 359
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1956 Ford Shop Manual Tuneup Specifications Page 360
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1956 Ford Shop Manual Tuneup Specifications Page 361
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1956 Ford Shop Manual Tuneup Specifications Page 362
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1956 Ford Shop Manual Tuneup Specifications Page 363
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1956 Ford Shop Manual Tuneup Specifications Page 364
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1956 Ford Shop Manual Tuneup Specifications Page 365
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1956 Ford Shop Manual Tuneup Specifications Page 366
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1956 Ford Shop Manual Tuneup Specifications Page 367
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  Fairlane bodyside sweep bright-metal molding w/ black-painted jet exhaust design . . .