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1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria
1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria   Style-Tone Two-Tone BE-code Sunset Coral (Spring Color) & Colonial White
Photo  en.wheelsage.org.
 
A mid-year production model, the  1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria  was not available for the 5-model "1956 Ford Fairlane" brochure  printed Sep, 1955.  However, it was included in the revised 19-model (full line) "'56 Ford" brochure  printed Jan, 1956; and was also advertised with its own, 8-page, illustrated, full-color  "The new Fairlane Fordor Victoria" brochure  (below) also printed Jan, 1956.  Promoted as a Thunderbird V-8 or Thunderbird Special V-8 engine only powered car (w/ Fordomatic Drive only), the "Standard Catalog of Ford, 1903-2002," John Bunnell, Krause Publications, 2011, indicates the production of 193 units with the Ford I-6 engine. Fordor Victoria dealership list  prices  have not been found [by this editor].
 
Fairlane Fordor Victoria
 
The new Fairlane Fordor Victoria  brochure
© 1955, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, Form FD-7621, Litho in U.S.A. 1/56
 
Body Style  F     Body Type  57A     Production (I-6) 193 + (V-8) 31,918 = 32,111     Prices  not found
4 d. 6 pass. Top trim. "Open air" hardtop.
Available only with
Std  Thunderbird V-8 292 CID  M-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   V-8 Fordor Victoria price not found   or
Opt  Thunderbird Special V-8 312 CID  P-code  eng (& Fordomatic Dr)   Opt eng-trans price not found
either eng only with
Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle Ratio 3.22:1, & Tires 4-ply 7.10 x 15"  (incld)
 
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The new Fairlane FORDOR VICTORIA

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1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Engines

 
Thunderbird V-8  292 CID   M-code   Std eng
Std in Fairlane & Station Wagon
Opt in Mainline & Customline
Not avail in Courier (Sedan Delivery)
8 cyl   90°-V   2 overhead-valve (intake 1.78," exh 1.51")   Y-Block
202 hp @ 4600 rpm   289 lb-ft torque @ 2600 rpm   8.4 to 1 cr   (w/ Fordomatic Dr only)
3.75" bore x 3.30" stroke   5 main bearings
Holley Double Twin-Jet carb (4-bbl) w/ auto choke   Dual exhaust
Reg fuel (Prem fuel for max performance)
Blocks ECK-6015, EDB-6015-A (Dearborn foundry),
ECZ-6015-A or ECZ-6015-B both w/ EBU main bearing caps   Block Casting Nos.
Heads EDB-6090-B or ECZ-6090-B (Conv Dr & OD),
ECZ-6090-C (Fordomatic Dr)   Head Casting Nos.
Max allow oversize bore 0.040" + 3.75" bore = 3.79" bore = 298 cubic inch displacement
 
Thunderbird Special V-8  312 CID   P-code   Opt eng
Opt in Fairlane & Station Wagon
Not avail in Courier (Sedan Delivery)
8 cyl   90°-V   2 overhead-valve (intake 1.78," exh 1.51")   Y-Block
225 hp @ 4600 rpm   324 lb-ft torque @ 2600 rpm   9.0 to 1 cr   (w/ Fordomatic Dr only)
3.80" bore x 3.44" stroke   5 main bearings
Holley Double Twin-Jet carb (4-bbl) w/ auto choke   Dual exhaust   Prem fuel
Blocks ECZ-6015-A or ECZ-6015-B both w/ ECZ main bearing caps   Block Casting Nos.
Heads ECZ-6090-B (Conv Dr & OD), ECZ-6090-C (Fordomatic Dr)   Head Casting Nos.
Max allow oversize bore 0.040" + 3.80" bore = 3.84" bore = 319 cubic inch displacement
 
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Newest of the Fairlane beauties!

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Transmission    Click "Shifting Gears" Owner's Manual Pages 12-14
 
Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive  (3-speed Automatic)
Std in Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Opt in all other models
Low (1st), Intermediate (2nd, Passing), High (3rd), & Reverse
Automatic planetary gear train & single-stage 3-element hydralic-mechanical Torque Converter (oil cushion - no mechanical linkage between engine & drive train, no vacuum or electrical connections)
Safety-sequence gear selector on steering column, Illuminated indicator dial
P  Park
R  Reverse gear
N  Neutral
      • start engine
DR  Drive
      • part-throttle 2nd gear take-off (typical driving), auto upshift to 3rd
      • full-throttle 1st gear take-off (Speed-Trigger), auto upshifts to 2nd (30 mph) & 3rd (65 mph)
      • increase- or full-throttle kick-down to 2nd (Passing gear) below 65-68 mph
      • increase- or full-throttle kick-down to 1st below 18 mph
LO  Low
      • 1st gear take-off & hold up to 35 mph (auto upshifts to 2nd & 3rd if/when DR selected)
      • downshift to 2nd below 60 & above 17-23 mph (engine braking)
      • downshift to 1st below 17-23 mph (engine braking)
 
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THE FAIRLANE TOUCH THROUGH AND THROUGH

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1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria
 
Rear Axle Ratio  (to 1)

Thunderbird V-8 292 CID  M-code   Std eng
Thunderbird Special V-8 312 CID  P-code   Opt eng
Std  Rear Axle 3.22  (opt none)  w/ std Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
Wheel Rims
Steel, 15 dia x 5" wide,  5 lug x 4.5" (114.3 mm)  (all)
 
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Power Assists  Exterior Selections

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Lifeguard Design  Harmonizing Upholsteries

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Fairlane bodyside sweep wide bright-metal molding w/ black painted insets . . .