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B/w photo   1956 Ford Mainline Tudor Sedan police car
1956 Ford Mainline Tudor Sedan   Std Ford V-8 272-cid 173-hp (176-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr) U-code eng, 10" clutch, Conv Dr 3-spd trans, 3.78 (opt 3.89) rear axle, & 6.70 x 15" tires. Opt Conv Two-Tone AE-code Raven Black & Colonial White paint +$25, Spotlight (+$?), & Grille Guard +$27.  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 Brochure Cover - illustration of Mainline Tudor Sedan police car
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1956 Ford Police & Emergency Models
Engs    Clutches    Trans    Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)    Tires    Prod Nos not found    Opt Engs & Equip Prices not found
 
•  Mainline Tudor Sedan  (2 dr, 6 pass)
•  Mainline Fordor Sedan  (4 dr, 6 pass)
•  Customline Tudor Sedan  (2 dr, 6 pass)
•  Customline Fordor Sedan  (4 dr, 6 pass)
•  Ranch Wagon  (2 dr. Stowaway back seat folds down. Or, opt Stowaway divided-type back seat folds down. Opt side-hinged panel-type rear door w/ loadspace length 75.8" holds open in any position.)
•  Custom Ranch Wagon  (2 dr. Stowaway back seat folds down. Or, opt Stowaway divided-type back seat folds down. Opt side-hinged panel-type rear door w/ loadspace length 75.8" holds open in any position.)
•  Six-Passenger Country Sedan  (4 dr. Stowaway back seat folds down. Or, opt Stowaway divided-type back seat folds down. Opt side-hinged panel-type rear door w/ loadspace length 75.8" holds open in any position.)
•  Eight-Passenger Country Sedan  (4 dr. Stowaway 2/3-1/3 divided back seat folds down. 2-pass Rear Seat folds down. Opt side-hinged panel-type rear door w/ loadspace length 84.3" holds open in any position.)
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1956 Ford Police Car Brochure - illustration of Customline Tudor V-8 police car
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1956 Ford Police Car Brochure - Mainline Fordor Sedan illustrations
 
1956 Ford Police dCar Brochure - Customline & Mainline information
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1956 Ford Police Car Brochure - illustrations of a 6-Pass Country Sedan V-8, a Ranch Wagon I-6, & information
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1956 Ford Police Car Brochure - Lifeguard Design
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1956 Ford Police & Emergency Engines
 
Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code
•  View  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code

Opt, Police & Emerg Mainline, Customline, & Station Wagon
 
Ford V-8  272-cid  173-hp (176-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  U-code
•  View  Ford V-8  272-cid  173-hp (176-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  U-code

Std, Police & Emerg Mainline & Customline
 
Special Police Y-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  M-code
•  View   Special Police Y-8  292-cid  200-hp (202-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  M-code

Std, Police & Emerg Station Wagon
Opt, Police & Emerg Mainline & Customline
Adds low-restriction oil bath air cleaner, dual exhaust, & reg fuel.
 
(Police) Interceptor Y-8  312-cid  210-hp (215-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  P-code
•  View   (Police) Interceptor Y-8  312-cid  210-hp (215-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  P-code

Opt, Police & Emerg Mainline, Customline, & Station Wagon
Adds heavy-duty 11" clutch w/ press lub throwout bearing (Conv Dr & OD), heavy-duty 19.5 qt rad (+ 1 qt, heater) U.S. w/ extra-fast cooling fan, mech fuel pump w/ vacuum-booster, low-restriction oil-bath 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.
 
"312 Cubic Inch High Power Engine Kit" 260-hp
•  View  "312 Cubic Inch High Power Engine Kit" 260-hp
  w/ Conv Dr & OD (only)  #B6A-9000-B K3 & K4   late production-year
Special order parts to modify 312-cid engs—police, NASCAR, Thunderbird, etc., 103 kits produced   not factory installed
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1956 Ford Police Car Brochure - illustration of Interceptor Y-8 215-hp engine
 
1956 Ford Police Car Brochure - cutaway illustration of Interceptor Y-8 215-hp engine
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1956 Ford Police Car Brochure - 202-HP SPECIAL POLICE Y-8    176-HP FORD Y-8   137-HP FORD I-6
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1956 Ford Police & Emergency Clutches
(w/ Conv Dr & Overdrive transmissions)
 
•  9-1/2-inch  w/ Ford I-6
•  10-inch  w/ Ford V-8 & Special Police Y-8
•  11-inch  w/ (Police) Interceptor Y-8
Pedal free-travel 1-1/8 inch to 1-3/8 inch
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1956 Ford Police & Emergency Transmissions
 
•  Std  Conventional Drive  (manual 3-spd)
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), & Reverse
•  Opt  Overdrive  (manual 3-spd w/ auto 4th-spd Overdrive gear)
1st, 2nd (synchro), 3rd (synchro), auto 4th-spd OD (30% lower eng rpm than 3rd), & Reverse
OD lock-in/lock-out push-pull T-handle
OD cuts in about 28 mph & cuts out about 22 mph
OD full-throttle-pedal auto kick-down to 3rd for passing
•  Opt  Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive  (automatic 3-spd)
Low (1st), Intermediate (2nd, Passing Gear), High (3rd), & Reverse
N  start engine
DR  2nd gear start-out & auto upshift to 3rd (typical)
DR  full-throttle-pedal 1st gear start-out & auto upshifts to 2nd & 3rd
LO  1st gear start-out & hold
 
View "Shifting Gears" Owner's Manual
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1956 Ford Police Car brochure - Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive   Overdrive   Conventional Drive   Torque-Tailored Rear Axles
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INSERT
1956 Ford Police Mainline Fordor Sedan I-6
1956 Ford Mainline Fordor Sedan I-6
END OF INSERT
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1956 Ford Police & Emergency Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)
 
Mainline & Customline  w/ opt Ford I-6
•  3:89  (opt 4.11)  w/ std Conv Dr  (incld)
•  4.11  (opt 3.89)  w/ opt Overdrive
•  3.22  (opt 3.55)  w/ opt Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Dr
Mainline & Customline  w/ std Ford V-8 & opt Special Police Y-8
•  3:78  (opt 3.89)  w/ std Conv Dr  (incld)
•  3.89  (opt 3.78)  w/ opt Overdrive
•  3.22  (opt 3.55)  w/ opt Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Dr
Mainline & Customline  w/ opt (Police) Interceptor Y-8
•  3:73  (opt none)  w/ std Conv Dr  (incld)
•  3.92  (opt none)  w/ opt Overdrive
•  3.54  (opt 3.31)  w/ opt Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Dr
Station Wagon  w/ Ford I-6, Special Police Y-8, & (Police) Interceptor Y-8
•  4.09  (opt 4.27)  w/ std Conv Dr  (incld)
•  4.27  (opt none)  w/ opt Overdrive
•  3.54  (opt none)  w/ opt Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Dr
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Advanced features for easy-riding, longer-lasting service
Cutaway illustration of Mainline/Customline Tudor body with construction 'baloon' comments
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Cutaway illustration of 2-door Mainline/Customline body with 'baloon' construction comments
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1956 Ford Police & Emergency Tires
 
Mainline & Customline
•  Std  6.70 x 15" 4-ply bsw tubeless  (incld)
•  Opt  6.70 x 15" 6-ply bsw tubeless
•  Opt  7.10 x 15" 4-ply bsw tubeless
•  Opt  6.00 x 16" 4-ply bsw tubeless
•  Opt  6.00 x 16" 6-ply bsw tubeless
Ranch Wagon, Custom Ranch Wagon, & 6-Pass Country Sedan
•  Std  6.70 x 15" 4-ply bsw tubeless  (incld)
•  Opt  6.70 x 15" 6-ply bsw tubeless
•  Opt  7.10 x 15" 4-ply bsw tubeless
8-Pass Country Sedan
•  Std  7.10 x 15" 4-ply bsw tubeless  (incld)
•  Opt  7.10 x 15" 6-ply bsw tubeless
Opt Tubes, all      Prices not found
Opt white sidewalls  +$50
 
View  Rims
•  Steel, 15" dia. x 5" wide
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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
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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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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 Car Brochure - Specifications
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1956 Ford Police Car Brochure - Specifications
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1956 Ford Police Car Brochure - Specifications
END OF POLICE & EMERGENCY MODELS BROCHURE
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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 . . .