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Automobile Catalog™ 1956 Ford Car Models, Engines, Transmissions, Rear Gears, Speeds, Hp/Torque CurvesAutomobile Catalog™
1956 Ford Car Models, Engines, Transmissions, Rear Gears, Speeds, Hp/Torque Curves
1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria Brochure
Body Type 57A   Production 32,111   Not available with 6-Cyl   $2,769 V-8*   *Price List

© 1955, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, Form FD-7621, Litho in U.S.A. 1/56

Click  engines, trans, gears, speeds, hp/torque curves - Automobile Catalog™

Lifeguard Design   Thunderbird Y-8   Thunderbird Special Y-8   Master-Guide Power Steering   4-Way Power Seat   Swift Sure Power Brakes   Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive   Colors   Upholstery
 
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The new Fairlane FORDOR VICTORIA

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The new Fairlane FORDOR VICTORIA

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Engines
 
Thunderbird Special Y-8  P Code   (Optional)

8 cyl   90°-Y   2 overhead-valve
312 cu in   3.8 x 3.44 in bore x stroke
225 hp @ 4600 rpm   324 lb-ft torque @ 2600 rpm   9.0 to 1 cr   w/ Fordomatic
Double Twin-Jet carb (4-barrel)
Dual exhausts
Thunderbird Y-8   M Code
8 cyl   90°-Y   2 overhead-valve
292 cu in   3.75 x 3.3 in bore x stroke
202 hp @ 4600 rpm   289 lb-ft-torque @ 2600 rpm   8.4 to 1 cr   w/ Fordomatic
Double Twin-Jet carb (4-barrel)
Dual exhausts
 
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Newest of the Fairlane beauties!

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Newest of the Fairlane beauties!

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Transmissions    Click  Owner's Manual Pages 12-14 "Shifting Gears"
 
Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive (3-speed Automatic)
Low (1st), Intermediate (2nd, Passing), High (3rd), & Reverse
Automatic planetary gear train & single-stage 3-element hydraulic Torque Converter
Safety-sequence gear selector on steering column, Illuminated
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 (extra-fast), auto upshifts to 2nd & 3rd
      • increased or full-throttle kick-down to 2nd gear (Passing gear) below 60 mph
      • increased or full-throttle kick-down to 1st gear below 18 mph
LO  Low
      • 1st gear take-off & hold, (auto upshifts to 2nd & 3rd if/when DR selected)
      • downshift to 2nd gear below 60 mph (engine braking)
      • downshift to 1st gear below 25 mph (engine braking)
 
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THE FAIRLANE TOUCH THROUGH AND THROUGH

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THE FAIRLANE TOUCH THROUGH AND THROUGH

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Rear Axle Ratio  (to 1)
 
Thunderbird Y-8 & Thunderbird Special Y-8
3.54 std, (none) opt, w/ Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
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Power Assists

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Lifeguard Design

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The famous Fairlane body-side wide skew molding, bright metal w/ black painted insets . . .