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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 Police Car Brochure

Ford Division of Ford Motor Company, Dearborn, Michigan, Form FD-7602 Litho. in U.S.A. 9-55

137 h.p. Ford I-6   173/176 h.p. Ford Y-8   200/202 h.p. Special Police Y-8   210/215 h.p. Interceptor Y-8   Conventional Drive   Overdrive   Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive   Body Construction   Factory-Installed Options   Accessories   Heavy-Duty Seats   Clutch   Suspension   Rear Axle   Gear Ratios   Brakes   Steering   Wheels & Tires   Dimensions   Standard & Optional Equipment

1956 Ford Police Car Models Brochure Cover - illustration of Mainline Tudor Sedan police car
 
Police Car Models
Body Codes   Production Nos (not found)   Prices (not found)   Engines   Trans
 
Customline Tudor Sedan  (6 pass)   70B
Customline Fordor Sedan  (6 pass)   73B
Mainline Tudor Sedan  (6 pass)   70A
Mainline Fordor Sedan  (6 pass)   73A
Six-Passenger Country Sedan  (4 dr)   79D*
Eight-Passenger Country Sedan  (4 dr, stowaway rear seat, 1/3-2/3 divided center seat)   79B*
Ranch Wagon  (2 dr, 6 pass)   59A*
Custom Ranch Wagon  (2 dr, 6 pass)   59B*
*Optional side-hinged wide-opening rear door for Station Wagons
 
• 223 cu. in. 137 h.p. Ford I-6  A code
• 272 cu. in. 173 h.p. Ford Y-8  (176 h.p. w/ Fordomatic)  U code
• 292 cu. in. 200 h.p. Special Police Y-8  (202 h.p. w/ Fordomatic)  M code
• 312 cu. in. 210 h.p. Interceptor Y-8  (215 h.p. w/ Fordomatic)  P code
 
• Conventional Drive   • Overdrive   • Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
1956 Ford Police Brochure - Customline & Mainline
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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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Engines
 
Interceptor Y-8   P Code

8 cyl   90°-Y  overhead valve
312 cu in   3.80 x 3.44 in bore x stroke
210 hp @ 4600 rpm   312 lb-ft torque @ 2600 rpm   8.0 to 1 cr
215 hp @ 4600 rpm   317 lb-ft torque @ 2600 rpm   8.4 to 1 cr   w/ Fordomatic
Double Twin-Jet carb (4-barrel) (2 barrels triggered by engine need - not gas pedal position)
Dual exhausts
All police and emergency vehicles
Special Police Y-8   M Code
8 cyl   90°-Y   overhead valve
292 cu in   3.75 x 3.30 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) (2 barrels triggered by engine need - not gas pedal position)
Dual exhausts
All police and emergency vehicles
Ford Y-8   U Code
8 cyl   90°-Y   overhead valve
272 cu in  3.62 x 3.30 in bore x stroke
173 hp @ 4400 rpm   260 lb-ft torque @ 2400 rpm   8.0 to 1 cr
176 hp @ 4400 rpm   264 lb-ft torque @ 2400 prm   8.4 to 1 ct   w/ Fordomatic
2-barrel carb
Single exhaust
Police Customline & Mainline Series only
Ford I-6   A Code
6 cyl   in-line   overhead valve
223 cu in   3.62 x 3.60 in bore x stroke
137 hp @ 4200 rpm   202 lb-ft-torque @ 1600-2600 rpm   8.0 to 1 cr   (w/ all drives)
1-barrel carb
Single exhaust
All police and emergency vehicles
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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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)
1956 Ford Police Brochure - Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive   Overdrive   Conventional Drive   Torque-Tailored Rear Axles
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Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)
 
Sedans Ford I-6

3:89 std, 4.11 opt, w/ Conventional Drive
4.11 std, 3.89 opt, w/ Overdrive
3.22 std, 3.55 opt, w/ Fordomatic
Sedans Special Police Y-8 or Ford Y-8
3:78 std, 3.89 opt, w/ Conventional Drive
3.89 std, 3.78 opt, w/ Overdrive
3.22 std, 3.55 opt, w/ Fordomatic
Sedans Interceptor Y-8
3:73 std, (none) opt, w/ Conventional Drive
3.92 std, (none) opt, w/ Overdrive
3.54 std, 3.31 opt, w/ Fordomatic
Station Wagons Ford I-6
4.09 std, 4.27 opt, w/ Conventional Drive
4.27 std, (none) opt, w/ Overdrive
3.54 std, (none) opt, w/ Fordomatic
Station Wagons Special Police Y-8 or Ford 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
Station Wagons Interceptor 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
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
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
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
1956 Ford Police Brochure - Specifications
1956 Ford Police Brochure - Specifications
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1956 Ford Police Car Ad
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1956 Ford Fairlane body side skew molding - bright metal w/ black painted insets . . .