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1955 Spring Color Z-code Coral Mist exterior paint color (replaced 1955 M-code Regency Purple)
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1956 Ford Cars & Wagons (All) Brochure
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1956 Ford Fairlane Brochure
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Fordor Victoria
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Station Wagons
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Accessories

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Taxi Service
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Paint & Uph Colors
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Car & Accs Prices
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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
Std eng in 1956 Ford Fairlane & Station Wagon models. Photo Chuck Gardiner.
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1956 Ford Car Shop Maunual Cover Maintenance & Tuneup Specifications
1956 Ford Car Shop Manual
Ford Division Ford Motor Company
September 1955
Part Five   Chapters I & II
Pages 353 to 367
 
Tuneup Specs
Ford I-6 223 CID  A-code

Firing Order 153624  Cyl 123456 (F to R)
Spark Plug 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 w/ vac hose to dist disconnected & plugged   Counter-clockwise advance
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 U-code
Thunderbird V-8 292 CID M-code
Special Police V-8 292 CID M-code
Thunderbird Special V-8 312 CID P-code
(Police) Interceptor V-8 312 CID P-code

Firing Order 15486372  Cyl Right 1234 Left 5678 (F to R)
Spark Plugs Campion 870 (or Autolite 2954) 18 mm (no gasket)   Gap .032-.036"  Tq 15-20 lb
Point Gap .014-.016"  Dwell Angle 26-28.5°
Ignition Timing w/ vac hose to distributor disconnected & plugged   Clockwise advance
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 272-cid 160 psi (Conv Dr & OD)   165 psi (Fordomatic Dr)  (sea level)
Comp Press Thunderbird 292-cid 155 psi (Conv Dr & OD)  160 psi (Fordomatic Dr)
Comp Press Special Police 292-cid 155 psi (Conv Dr & OD)  160 psi (Fordomatic Dr)
Comp Press Thunderbird Special 312-cid 160 psi (Conv Dr & OD)  165 psi (Fordomatic Dr)
Comp Press (Police) Interceptor 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 wide bright-metal molding w/ black painted insets . . .