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1956 Ford Taxi Models Brochure
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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

1956 Ford Police & Emergency Models Brochure
Police & Emerg
Ford Motor Company of Canada
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.
 
1956 Ford Mainline Fordor Sedan Taxi
1956 Ford Mainline Fordor Sedan V-8   Opt Rear Deck & Bumper Wing Guards & Front Grille & Bumper Wing Guards. Photo  Premier Auction Group.
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1956 Ford Taxi Models Brochure
Ford Division of Ford Motor Company, Form FD-7601, Litho. in U.S.A. 9-55
 
1956 Ford for Taxi Service brochure cover - illustration of black & green Mainline Fordor Sedan Taxi at airport
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Taxi Models    Body Styles    Body Types    Engs    Trans    Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)    Tires
Production Nos not found    Prices not found
 
Mainline Fordor Sedan Taxi    Body Style  G    Body Type 73A     Interiors
View opt "Standard Taxi Package"   Price not found
View opt Tires   Prices not found
Std  Ford V-8  272-cid  173-hp (176-hp w/ FD)  U-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   Price not found   with
Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), Tires 4-ply 6.70 x 15,"  (incld)   or
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), Tires 4-ply 6.70 x 15,"  +$110 ($109.70)   or
Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), Tires 4-ply 6.70 x 15,"  +$192 ($178.20),   or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   I-6 Taxi price not found   with
Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), Tires 4-ply 6.70 x 15,"  (incld)   or
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), Tires 4-ply 6.70 x 15,"  +$110 ($109.70)   or
Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), Tires 4-ply 6.70 x 15,")  +$192 ($178.20)
 
Customline Fordor Sedan Taxi    Body Style  G    Body Type  73B     Interiors
View opt "Standard Taxi Package"   Price not found
View opt "Deluxe Taxi Package"   Price not found
View opt Tires   Prices not found
Std  Ford V-8  272-cid  173-hp (176-hp w/ FD)  U-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   Price not found   with
Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 3.78 (opt 3.89), Tires 4-ply 6.70 x 15,"  (incld)   or
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 3.78), Tires 4-ply 6.70 x 15,"  +$110 ($109.70)   or
Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), Tires 4-ply 6.70 x 15,"  +$192 ($178.20),   or
Opt  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code  eng (& std Conv Dr)   Price not found   with
Std Conv Dr, Rear Axle 3.89 (opt 4.11), Tires 4-ply 6.70 x 15,"  (incld)   or
Opt Overdrive, Rear Axle 4.11 (opt 3.89), Tires 4-ply 6.70 x 15,"  +$110 ($109.70)   or
Opt Fordomatic Dr, Rear Axle 3.22 (opt 3.55), Tires 4-ply 6.70 x 15,"  +$192 ($178.20)
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America's most distictive taxi - b/w illustration of Mainline Fordor Sedan Taxi
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Luxury styled comfort - b/w illustration of Taxi interior plus Lifeguard Design door latches, steering wheel, & seat belts
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1956 Ford Taxi Model Engines
 
View full specs  Ford I-6  223-cid  137-hp  A-code   Opt
View full specs  Ford V-8  272-cid  173-hp (176-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  U-code   Std
 
View all model  Engines, Transmissions, & Rear Axle Ratios
 
I-6 Engine illustration   Y-8 Engine illustration   Engine Specs
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1956 Ford Taxi 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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Transmissions - gear selector illustration - Speed-Trigger Fordomatic   Gas-saving Overdrive   New standard Conventional
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1956 Ford Taxi Model Rear Axle Ratios (to 1)
 
Mainline, Customline (& Fairlane)
w/ Opt Ford I-6 223-cid eng

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
 
Mainline & Customline
w/ Std Ford V-8 272-cid eng

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
 
View all model  Engines, Transmissions, & Rear Axle Ratios
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Advanced features for easy-riding, longer-lasting service
Cutaway illustration of Mainline/Customline body with 'tooltip' construction comments
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Cutaway illustration of Mainline/Customline body with 'tooltip' construction comments
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1956 Ford Taxi Model Tires
 
Tires   Opt black sidewall tire prices not found
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 tubeless tire
Opt  6.70 x 15" 6-ply black sidewall tire-and-tube
Opt  7.10 x 15" 4-ply black sidewall tubeless tire
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
Opt  white sidewalls  +$50
 
Wheel Rims
Steel, 15" dia. x 5" wide,  5 lug x 4.5" (114.3 mm)  (all)
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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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Two Taxi Packages at special low "kit" prices!
 
STANDARD TAXI PACKAGE
MAINLINE & CUSTOMLINE
•   Heavy-duty front & rear seats
•   11-inch (heavy duty) clutch
•   H.D. front & rear springs & shock absorbers
•   Heavy-duty brake lining
•   Economy Carburetor (Ford I-6)
DELUXE TAXI PACKAGE
MAINLINE
•   Includes "Standard Taxi Package" plus
•   Armrests on all doors
•   Heavy-duty front & rear floor mats
•   Ashtray in back of front seat (Fordor)
 
 
Factory-installed options for greater efficiency, economy, comfort
Illustrations and comments for generator, clutch, front springs, and floor mat; and details for 2 Taxi Packages
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Illustrations and comments for generator, clutch, front springs, and floor mat; and details for 2 Taxi Packages
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Specifications - 56 Ford for Taxi Service
Specifications - Ford I-6   Ford Y-8   Semi-Centrifugal Clutch   Conventional Drive
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Specifications - Overdrive   Fordomatic   Double-drop Frames   Angle-poised Ball-joint Front Suspension   Variable-rate Rear Suspension   Rear Axle   Double-Seal Hydraulic Brakes   Steering System   Wheels and Tires   Exterior Dimensions   Interior Dimensions
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Specifications - Instruments and Controls   Standard Equipment-All Models   Additional Standard Equipment-Mainline Sedans   Additional Standard Equipment-Customline Sedans   Optional Equipment   Price
Ford Division of Ford Motor Company
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  Fairlane bodyside sweep bright-metal molding w/ black-painted jet exhaust design . . .