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1956 Ford Cars & Wagons (All) Brochure
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1956 Ford Fairlane Brochure
Fairlanes
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Station Wagons
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Taxi Service
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)
Courier (Sedan Delivery)
All The Facts About The '56 Ford Booklet
All The Facts
1956 Ford Owner's ManualManual

1956 Ford Data Plate Codes
Data Plate Codes
1956 Ford Paint & Upholstery Colors
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1956 Ford Car & Accessory Prices
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1956 Ford Lifeguard Design Brochure
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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 (V-8) 32,111*  (*Note: may incld  I-6  193)     Price  not found
4 d. 6 pass. Top trim. "Open air" hardtop.
Avail only w/
T-Bird V-8 292  M   Std eng (& Std Fordomatic Dr)   V-8 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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The new Fairlane FORDOR VICTORIA

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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 (int 1.78," exh 1.51")   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 eng
Opt in Fairlane & Station Wagon
Not avail in Courier (Sedan Delivery)
8 cyl   90°-V   2 overhead-valve (int 1.78," exh 1.51")   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
Holley Double Twin-Jet carb (4-barrel) w/ auto choke   Dual exhaust
 
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Newest of the Fairlane beauties!

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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)
      • 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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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

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Lifeguard Design

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