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1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria Brochure
© 1955, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, Form FD-7621, Litho in U.S.A. 1/56
 
Model   Body Style   Body Type   Production No   Engs   Trans   Rear Axle Ratio (to 1)   Tires   Prices
 
Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Body Style  F     Body Type  57A     Production  32,111     Prices  not found
4 d. 6 pass. Top trim. "Open air" hardtop.
Avail only w/
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng   Fairlane Fordor Victoria price not found
T-Bird Special V-8 312  P   Opt eng   Opt eng price not found
Std Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt none), & Tires 7.10 x 15"
 
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1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Engines

 
Thunderbird V-8  292 CID   M Code
Std in Fairlane & Station Wagon
Opt in Mainline & Customline
Not avail in Courier (Sedan Delivery)
8 cyl   90°-V   2 overhead-valve   Y-Block
3.75 in bore x 3.30 in stroke   5 main bearings
202 hp @ 4600 rpm   289 lb-ft-torque @ 2600 rpm   8.4 to 1 cr   w/ Fordomatic
Holley Double Twin-Jet carb (4-barrel) w/ auto choke   Dual exhaust bumper ported
 
Thunderbird Special V-8  312 CID   P Code
Opt in Fairlane & Station Wagon
Not avail in Courier (Sedan Delivery)
8 cyl   90°-V   2 overhead-valve   Y-Block
3.80 in bore x 3.44 in stroke   5 main bearings
225 hp @ 4600 rpm   324 lb-ft torque @ 2600 rpm   9.0 to 1 cr   w/ Fordomatic
(215 hp @ 4600 rpm   317 lb-ft torque @ 2600 rpm   8.4 to 1 cr   w/ Overdrive  THUNDERBIRD ONLY)
Holley Double Twin-Jet carb (4-barrel) w/ auto choke   Dual exhaust
 
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Transmissions    Click "Shifting Gears" Owner's Manual Pages 12-14
 
Conventional Drive (3-speed Manual)
Not avail in Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Std in Courier (Sedan Delivery)
Opt in all other models
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), & Reverse
All-helical gears, forged bronze synchronizers
Gear selector on steering column, "H" pattern
 
Overdrive (3-speed Manual w/ Auto Planetary 4th-speed Gear)
Not avail in Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Opt in all other models
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), 4th (auto Overdrive, 30% lower eng rpm than 3rd), & Reverse
Gear selector on steering column, "H" pattern
Overdrive T-handle below control panel
Engage OD in 3rd at any speed push in T-handle & let-up throttle,
      auto cut-in at any speed above 27-28 mph, auto cut-out (return to 3rd) below 21-22 mph
Cut-out OD when driving in OD full-throttle "kick-down" to 3rd (passing, hill climbing),
      (throttle let-up returns OD)
"Lock out" OD when driving in OD full-throttle "kick-down" to 3rd & pull out T-handle,
      or when not driving in OD - or stopped - pull out T-handle
 
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)
      • increased or full-throttle kick-down to 2nd (Passing gear) below 65-68 mph
      • increased 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 M   Std eng
Thunderbird Special V-8 312 P   Opt eng
Std Rear Axle 3.22 (opt none) w/ std Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
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Power Assists  Exterior Selections

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Lifeguard Design  Harmonizing Upholsteries

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