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1956 Ford Fairlane Corwn Victoria Skyliner 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner   Blue-green tinted transparent 1/4-in thick acrylic plastic "sky-view" front roof section w/ a 2-section roll-out 3-zipper adjustable "aluminized nylon" curtain. View Curtain Operation, Owner's Manual. Single-Tone K-code  Fiesta Red  exterior paint.
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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 Sep 1955
 
Tuneup Specs
• Ford I-6  223-cid 137-hp  A-code

Elec System 12-volt   Cyl front to rear 1-2-3-4-5-6   Firing Order 1-5-3-6-2-4
Spark Plugs Campion #870 (or Autolite #2954) 18 mm (no gasket)
Plug Gap .032-.036"   Plug Tq 15-20 lb-ft   Point Gap .024-.026"   Dwell Angle 35-38°
Ignition Timing 4° BTDC (Conv Dr & OD)   6° BTDC (Fordonatic Dr)   max 8° BTDC
w/ vac hose to dist disconnected   Avance counter-clockwise
Idle Speed 475-500 rpm (Conv Dr & OD)   475-500 rpm (Fordomatic Dr, 425-450 rpm in "DR")
Valve Lash intake .015"  exh .019" (hot)
Comp Press 150 psi @ cranking speed (sea level)
Oil Capacity 4 qt (eng) + 1 qt (filter) = 5 qt US (1 qt US = 0.95 liter)
Oil Viscosity grade 20 above 30°F   grade 10 from 32°F to -10°F   grade 5 below -10°F
Oil Press 45-50 psi (hot @ 2000 rpm)
Air Cleaner Oil viscosity grade 30 above 32°F   viscosity grade 10 below 32°F   capacity 1 pint US
Coolant capacity 14.5 qt (rad) + 1 qt (heater) = 15.5 qt US   presurized 6-1/4 to 7-3/4 lbs   Rad Cap 13 psi
Thermostat 180°F   high temp 200°F
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.5 gal US (Sedans)  19 gal US (Station Wagons & Courier)
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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
• Thunderbird Special V-8  312-cid  225-hp  P-code
  mid production-year
• Special Police V-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  M-code
• (Police) Interceptor V-8  312-cid 210-hp (215-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  P-code

Elec System 12-volt
Cyl front to rear  Right 1-2-3-4  Left 5-6-7-8   Firing Order 1-5-4-8-6-3-7-2
Spark Plugs Campion #870 (or Autolite #2954) 18 mm (no gasket)
Plug Gap .032-.036"   Plug Tq 15-20 lb-ft   Point Gap .014-.016"   Dwell Angle 26-28.5°
Ignition Timing 3° BTDC (Conv Dr & OD)   6° BTDC (Fordomatic Dr)   max 10° BTDC
w/ vac hose to dist disconnected   Advance clockwise
Idle Spd 475-500 rpm (Conv Dr & OD)   475-500 rpm (Fordomatic Dr, 425-450 rpm in "DR")
Valve Lash intake .018" exh .018"  (hot)
Compression Presure
•  Ford V-8 272-cid  130 psi
•  Thunderbird V-8 292-cid  160 psi
•  Thunderbird Special V-8 312-cid  155 psi
•  Special Police Y-8 292-cid  160 psi
•  (Police) Interceptor Y-8 312-cid   155 psi
Oil Capacity 5 qt (eng) + 1 qt (filter) = 6 qt US (1 qt US = 0.95 liter)
Oil Viscosity grade 20 above 30°F   grade 10 from 32°F to -10°F   grade 5 below -10°F
Oil Press 45-50 psi @ 2000 rpm (hot)
Air Cleaner Oil viscosity grade 30 above 32°F   viscosity grade 10 below 32°F   capacity 1 pint US
Coolant capacity 19 qt (rad) + 1 qt (heater) = 20 qt US   pressurized 6-1/4 to 7-3/4 lbs   Rad Cap 13 psi
Coolant Capacity w/ (Police) Interceptor V-8 eng 19.5 qt (rad) + 1 qt (heater) = 20.5 qt US
Coolant Capacity Courier (Sedan Delivery) 20 qt (rad) + 1 qt (heater) = 21 qt US
Thermostat 180°F  high temp 200°F
Fuel Tank Capacity 17.5 gal US (Cars)  19 gal US (Station Wagons & Courier)
 
Wheel Alignment Specs  (all models)
Caster +1° (1/2° to 1-1/2°)      Camber +3/4° (1/4° to 1-1/4°)      Toe-in 3/32" (1/16" to 1/8")
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1956 Ford Fairlane Corwn Victoria Skyliner 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner   BL-code White Vinyl  &  Red Bodycloth  interior.
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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 Fairlane Corwn Victoria Skyliner 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner   BL-code White Vinyl  &  Red Bodycloth  interior.
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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 Fairlane Corwn Victoria Skyliner 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner   Thunderbird V-8  292-cid 202-hp (w/ Fordomatic Dr) M-code Y-block engine.
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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 Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner   Thunderbird V-8  292-cid 202-hp (w/ Fordomatic Dr) M-code Y-block engine.
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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 . . .