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1956 Ford Car Brochures Facts Stats Archives
1956 Ford Car & Wagon (All) Brochure
Car & Wagon (All)
1956 Ford Fairlane & Crown Victoria Brochure
Fairlane & Crown Victoria
1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria Brochure
Fordor Victoria
1956 Ford Station Wagon Brochure
Station Wagon
1956 Ford Car & Truck Accessories Brochure
Accessories

Ford Motor Company of Canada
1956 Ford Taxi Brochure
Taxi
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)
Courier (Sedan Delivery)
1956 Ford Car Engines  Transmissions  Rear Axle Ratios
Engines  Trans.  Axles
1956 Ford Owner's Manual
Manual

1956 Ford Car Data Plate Codes
Data Plate Codes
1956 Ford Car Colors
Colors
1956 Ford Car Prices
Prices
AAll The Facts About The '56 Ford & Lifeguard Design Booklet
All The Facts & Lifeguard
1956 Ford Car Shop Manual Maintenance & Tuneup Specifications
Shop Man.
 
B/W photo   1956 Ford Mainline Tudor Sedan police car
1956 Ford Mainline Tudor Sedan V-8   Conventional Two-Tone AE-code Raven Black & Colonial White. Opt Spotlight & Grille Guard.  Photo  en.wheelsage.org.
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1956 Ford Police & Emergency Models Brochure
Ford Division of Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, Form FD-7602 Litho. in U.S.A. 9-55
 
1956 Ford Police Car Models Brochure Cover - illustration of Mainline Tudor Sedan police car
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Police & Emergency Models    Body Styles    Body Types    Engs    Trans    Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)    Tires
Production Nos not found    Prices not found
 
Mainline Tudor Sedan   G   70A   (2 dr, 6 pass)
Mainline Fordor Sedan   G   73A   (4 dr, 6 pass)
Customline Tudor Sedan   G   70B   (2 dr, 6 pass)
Customline Fordor Sedan   G   73B   (4 dr, 6 pass)
Ranch Wagon   R   59A   (2 dr, 6 pass, Stowaway back seat folds down, loadspace length 75.8 in*)
Custom Ranch Wagon   R   59B   (2 dr, 6 pass, Stowaway back seat folds down, loadspace length 75.8 in*)
Six-Passenger Country Sedan    X   79D   (4 dr, Stowaway back seat folds down, loadspace length 75.8 in*)
Eight-Passenger Country Sedan   X   79B   (4 dr, Stowaway 2/3-1/3 divided back seat folds down, rear seat folds down, loadspace length 84.3 in*)
*Loadspace lengths are w/ opt side-hinged panel-type rear door (holds open in any position)
 
Brochure illustration   1956 Ford Mainline Tudor V-8 police car
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1956 Ford Police Brochure - Customline & Mainline
 
1956 Ford Police Brochure - Customline & Mainline
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1956 Ford Police Brochure - Station Wagons - Country Sedan & Ranch Wagon
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1956 Ford Police Brochure - Lifeguard Design
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1956 Ford Police & Emergency Model Engines
 
View specs  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code
Opt, all Police & Emergency models
 
View specs  Ford V-8  272-cid  173-hp (176-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  U-code
Std, Police & Emergency Mainline & Customline
 
View specs  Special Police Y-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  M-code
Std, Police & Emergency Station Wagon
Opt, Police & Emergency Mainline & Customline
Adds low-restriction oil bath air cleaner, dual exhaust, & reg fuel.
 
View specs  (Police) Interceptor Y-8  312-cid  210-hp (215-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  P-code
Opt, all Police & Emergency models
Adds heavy-duty 11" clutch w/ press lub throwout bearing (Conv Dr & OD), heavy-duty 19.5 qt U.S. rad (+ 1 qt U.S., heater) w/ extra-fast cooling fan, mech fuel pump w/ vacuum-booster, low-restriction air cleaner, dual exhaust, & reg fuel to all models. Also adds heavy-duty springs, special brake linings, & rear gear ratios (to 1) 3.73 (Conv Dr), 3.92 (OD), & 3.54 (Fordomatic Dr) to Mainline & Customline.
 
View specs  "312 Cubic Inch High Power Engine Kit" 260-hp (w/ Conv Dr or OD)   Part(s) #B6A-9000-B K3
Sold over-the-counter in a wooden crate, dealership or other installed, NASCAR appoved, late-year)
 
View all model  Engines, Transmissions, & Rear Axle Ratios
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1956 Ford Police Brochure - 215-h.p. Interceptor Y-8 Engine
 
1956 Ford Police Brochure - cutaway illustration of a 215-h.p. Interceptor Y-8 engine
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1956 Ford Police Brochure - 202-H.P. SPECIAL POLICE Y-8    176-H.P. FORD Y-8   137-H.P. FORD I-6
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1956 Ford Police & Emergency Model Transmissions
View operation "Shifting Gears" Owner's Manual Pages 12-14
 
View  Conventional Drive  (3-speed Manual)
Not avail in Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Std, all other models
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), & Reverse
 
View  Overdrive  (3-speed Manual w/ Auto Planetary 4th-speed Gear)
Not avail in Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Opt, all other models
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), 4th (auto Overdrive, 30% lower eng rpm than 3rd), & Reverse
 
View  Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive  (3-speed Automatic)
Std, Fairlane Fordor Victoria
Opt, all other models
Low (1st), Intermediate (2nd, Passing), High (3rd), & Reverse
Start-outs in 2nd gear, auto upshift to 3rd
Full-throttle start-outs in 1st gear, auto upshifts to 2nd & 3rd
 
View all model  Engines, Transmissions, & Rear Axle Ratios
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1956 Ford Police Brochure - Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive   Overdrive   Conventional Drive   Torque-Tailored Rear Axles
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INSERT
1956 Ford Mainline Fordor Sedan I-6
1956 Ford Mainline Fordor Sedan I-6
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1956 Ford Police & Emergency Model Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)
 
Police & Emergency Mainline & Customline
w/ Ford I-6  223-cid 137-hp

3:89  (opt 4.11)  w/ std Conventional Drive  (incld)
4.11  (opt 3.89)  w/ opt Overdrive
3.22  (opt 3.55)  w/ opt Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
Police & Emergency Mainline & Customline
w/ Ford V-8  272-cid  U-code
or Special Police V-8  292-cid

3:78  (opt 3.89)  w/ std Conventional Drive  (incld)
3.89  (opt 3.78)  w/ opt Overdrive
3.22  (opt 3.55)  w/ opt Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
Police & Emergency Mainline & Customline
w/ (Police) Interceptor V-8  312-cid

3:73  (opt none)  w/ std Conventional Drive  (incld)
3.92  (opt none)  w/ opt Overdrive
3.54  (opt 3.31)  w/ opt Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
Police & Emergency Station Wagon  w/ all engines
4.09  (opt 4.27)  w/ std Conventional Drive  (incld)
4.27  (opt none)  w/ opt Overdrive
3.54  (opt none)  w/ opt Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
 
View all model  Engines, Transmissions, & Rear Axle Ratios
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Advanced features for easy-riding, longer-lasting service
Cutaway illustration of 2-door Mainline/Customline body with 'baloon' construction comments
 
Cutaway illustration of 2-door Mainline/Customline body with 'baloon' construction comments
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1956 Ford Police & Emergency Model Tires
Opt black sidewall tire prices not found
 
Mainline & Customline
Std  6.70 x 15" 4-ply black sidewall tubeless tire  (incld)
Opt  6.70 x 15" 4-ply black sidewall tire-and-tube
Opt  6.70 x 15" 6-ply black sidewall tire-and-tube
Opt  7.10 x 15" 4-ply black sidewall tubless
Opt  7.10 x 15" 4-ply black sidewall tire-and-tube
Opt  6.00 x 16" 4-ply black sidewall tire-and-tube
Opt  6.00 x 16" 6-ply black sidewall tire-and-tube
 
Ranch Wagon, Custom Ranch Wagon, & 6-Passenger Country Sedan
Std  6.70 x 15" 4-ply black sidewall tubeless tire  (incld)
Opt  6.70 x 15" 4-ply black sidewall tire-and-tube
Opt  6.70 x 15" 6-ply black sidewall tire-and-tube
Opt  7.10 x 15" 4-ply black sidewall tubless tire
Opt  7.10 x 15" 4-ply black sidewall tire-and-tube
 
8-Passenger Country Sedan
Std  7.10 x 15" 4-ply black sidewall tubeless tire  (incld)
Opt  7.10 x 15" 4-ply black sidewall tire-and-tube
Opt  7.10 x 15" 6-ply black sidewall tire-and-tube
 
Opt  white sidewalls  +$50
 
Wheel Rims
Steel, 15" dia. x 5" wide,  5 lug x 4.5" (114.3 mm)
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3 suspension illustrations with comments - Ball-joint Suspension   Angle-poised Ride   Variable-rate Rear Suspension
 
3 suspension illustrations with comments - Ball-joint Suspension   Angle-poised Ride   Variable-rate Rear Suspension
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Illustrations of factory-installed options with comments - Generator   Heavy-Duty Clutch   Heavy-Duty Front Springs   MagicAire Heating-Ventilating System   Special Brake Linings   Combination Fuel & Vacuum Pump   Heavy-Duty Floor Mats   Heavy-Duty Radiator   Heavy-Duty Seats
 
Illustrations of factory-installed options with comments - Generator   Heavy-Duty Clutch   Heavy-Duty Front Springs   MagicAire Heating-Ventilating System   Special Brake Linings   Combination Fuel & Vacuum Pump   Heavy-Duty Floor Mats   Heavy-Duty Radiator   Heavy-Duty Seats
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Illustrations of factory-installed options with comments - Generator   Heavy-Duty Clutch   Heavy-Duty Front Springs   MagicAire Heating-Ventilating System   Special Brake Linings   Combination Fuel & Vacuum Pump   Heavy-Duty Floor Mats   Heavy-Duty Radiator   Heavy-Duty Seats
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1956 Ford Police Brochure - Specifications
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1956 Ford Police Brochure - Specifications
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1956 Ford Police Brochure - Specifications
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Ford Times Magzine Cover The Ford Times is a promotional magazine that was published monthly by the Ford Motor Company, from April 1908 to April 1917 and again from 1943 until January 1993. It contains period stories and illustrations about sport, vacation, and historic-interest destinations, as well as Ford vehicles. It was for Ford customers, compliments of local Ford dealerships.  Wikipedia.  Copies can be viewed at  Hathi Trust Digital Library.
 
1950's and 60's Ford Times often feature superb, full-color, watercolor illustrations by artists of the time. Covers are typically by  Charley Harper  (view  Ford Times Prints and paintings), and  Henry E. McDaniel  (view  paintings).
 
Volume 48, no. 5, May 1956, displays cover art by  James Green  (view  paintings),  and includes the article "Ford Interceptors Patrol Los Angeles Freeways" about Ford police cars with the new, powerful Interceptor V-8 engine.
Ford Times Magzine   Ford Interceptors Patrol Los Angeles Freeways Ford Times Magzine   Ford Interceptors Patrol Los Angeles Freeways
Ford Times Magzine   Ford Interceptors Patrol Los Angeles Freeways Ford Times Magzine back cover
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1956 Ford Police Car Ad
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Fairlane bodyside sweep bright-metal molding w/ black-painted jet exhaust design . . .