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1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)
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All The Facts About The '56 Ford Booklet
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1956 Ford Owner's ManualManual

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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 Fairlanes Brochure
Body Type Codes   Production Nos   Prices 6-Cyl*   Prices V-8*   *Price List

© 1955, Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, Form FD-7575, Litho in U.S.A. 9-55

Lifeguard Design   Ford I-6   Thunderbird Y-8   Conventional Drive    Overdrive   Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive   Chassis   King-Size Brakes   K-bar Frame   Tubeless Tires   Angle-Poised Ride   Power Steering   Power Seat   Power Brakes   Power-Lift Window   SelectAire Conditioner   MagicAire System   Signal-Seek Radio   Sports Spare Wheel Carrier   Back-Up Lights   Seat Belts   Auto-Wipe Windshield Washer   Wire Wheel Covers   Other Accessories   Mechanical
 
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1956 FORD Fairlane Brochure Cover - illustration of Victoria

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1956 FORD Fairlane Brochure Back Cover - illustration of Victoria

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The Fairlane Series

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Fairlane Victoria  (2 dr, "open air" hardtop)
Fairlane Crown Victoria  (2 dr)
Fairlane Sunliner  (2 dr, convertible roof)
Fairlane Town Sedan  (4 dr)
Fairlane Club Sedan  (2 dr)
Not included:
Fairlane Crown Victoria Skyliner  (2 dr, blue-green tinted transparent "sky-view" roof w/ removable snap-in "aluminized nylon" shade)
Fairlane Fordor Victoria  ("open air" hardtop)
 
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Illustration of Crown Victoria

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. . . a model to match your own good taste

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Fairlane Victoria (2 dr, "open air" hardtop)
64C   177,735   $2,551 6-Cyl*   $2,701 V-8*   *Price List
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The Fairlane Victoria

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Fairlane Crown Victoria (2 dr)
64A   9,209   $2,694 6-Cyl*   $2,844 V-8*   *Price List
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The Fairlane Crown Victoria

 
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(1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria)

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Fairlane Sunliner (2 dr, convertible roof)
76B   58,147   $2,720 6-Cyl*   $2,870 V-8*   *Price List
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The Fairlane Sunliner

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Fairlane Town Sedan (4 dr)
73C   244,672   $2,450 6-Cyl*   $2,600 V-8*   *Price List
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The Fairlane Town Sedan

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Fairlane Club Sedan (2 dr)
70C   142,629   $2,405 6-Cyl*   $2,555 V-8*    *Price List
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The Fairlane Club Sedan

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The Fairlane touch through and through

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Ford's exclusive Lifeguard Design

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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
200 hp @ 4600 rpm   285 lb-ft torque @ 2600 rpm   8.0 to 1 cr
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
Ford I-6   A Code   (Optional)
6 cyl  in-line  2 overhead-valve
223 cu in   3.62 x 3.6 in bore x stroke
137 hp @ 4400 rpm   202 lb-ft torque @ 1600 rpm   8.0 to 1 cr   (w/ all drives)
1-barrel carb
 
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Thunderbird Y-8 Power

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Transmissions    Click  Owner's Manual Pages 12-14 "Shifting Gears"
 
Conventional Drive (3-speed Manual)
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), & Reverse
Gear selector on steering column, "H" pattern
Overdrive (3-speed Manual w/ Auto Planetary 4th-speed Gear)
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), 4th (auto Overdrive), & Reverse
Gear selector on steering column, "H" pattern, +
Overdrive T-handle below control panel, push in to use, pull out to "lock out"
Overdrive auto cut-in above 27 mph (on throttle let-up) & cut-out (to 3rd) below 21 mph
Full-throttle Overdrive auto cut-out (to 3rd) (hill climbing, passing)
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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Transmissions  Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive  Overdrive  Conventional Drive

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Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)
 
Sedans I-6
3:89 std, 4.11 opt, w/ Conventional Drive
4.11 std, 3.89 opt, w/ Overdrive
3.22 std, 3.56 opt, w/ Fordomatic
Sedans Y-8
3:78 std, 3.89 opt, w/ Conventional Drive
3.89 std, 3.78 opt, w/ Overdrive
3.22 std, 3.56 opt,* w/ Fordomatic
*Not avail. w/ Thunderbird Special Y-8
Station Wagons & Courier I-6 & Y-8
4.09 std, 4.27 opt, w/ Conventional Drive
4.27 std, (none) opt, w/ Overdrive
3.54 std, (none) opt, w/ Fordomatic
 
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The new '56 Ford Fairlane Chassis

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Hotchkiss Drive  King-Size Brakes  K-bar Frame  Tubeless Tires  Angle-Poised Ride  Front Springs

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Master-Guide Power Steering  4-Way Power Seat  Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive

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Swift Sure Power Brakes  Power-Lift Windows  SelectAire Conditioner

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MagicAire System  Signal-Seek Radio  Sports Spare Wheel Carrier  Back-Up Lights  Seat Belts  Auto-Wipe Windshield Washer  Wire Wheel Covers

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These Other Fine Ford Accessories Available At Your Ford Dealer's

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Fairlane Exteriors   Fairlane Interiors   Town and Club Sedans   Engines   Clutch   Transmissions   Speed-Trigger Fordomatic   Frames   Suspensions   Rear Axles   Axle Ratios   Steering   Brakes   Tires   Dimensions

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