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1956 Ford Car Brochures Facts Stats Archives
1956 Ford (Cars All) Brochure
'56 Ford (Cars All)
1956 Ford Fairlane Brochure
Fairlanes
1956 Ford Fairlane Fordor Victoria Brochure
Fordor Victoria
1956 Ford Station Wagons Brochure
Station Wagons
1956 Ford Car Accessories Brochure
Accessories

1956 Ford Police Cars BrochurePolice Cars
Ford Motor Company of Canada
1956 Ford Courier (Sedan Delivery)
Courier (Sedan Delivery)
All The Facts About The '56 Ford Booklet
All The Facts
1956 Ford Owner's ManualManual

1956 Ford Data Plate Codes
Data Plate Codes
1956 Ford Paint & Upholstery Colors
Paint & Upholstery Colors
1956 Ford Car & Accs Price Lists
Car & Accs Price Lists
1956 Ford Lifeguard Design Brochure
Lifeguard Design
Old Ford Technical & Part LinksPart Links

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 Taxi Service Brochure

Ford Division of Ford Motor Company, Form FD-7601, Litho. in U.S.A. 9-55

Standard Taxi Package   Deluxe Taxi Package   Ford I-6   Ford Y-8   Conventional Drive   Overdrive   Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive   Additional Standard Equipment Mainline Sedans   Additional Standard Equipment Customline Sedans   Optional Equipment
 
1956 Ford for Taxi Service brochure cover - illustration of black & green Mainline Fordor Sedan Taxi at airport
 
Taxi Service Models
Body Codes   Production Nos   Prices   Engines   Trans
 
Mainline Fordor Sedan
73A   Ford I-6   Ford Y-8   2 Taxi Packages

Production Nos (not found)   Prices (not found)
 
Customline Fordor Sedan
73B   Ford I-6   Ford Y-8   1 Taxi Package

Production Nos (not found)   Prices (not found)
 
• 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
 
• Conventional Drive   • Overdrive   • Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive
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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Short Stroke engines with low-friction design
 
Ford Y-8   U Code
8 cyl   90°-Y   2 overhead-valve
272 cu in   3.62 x 3.3 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 cr   w/ Fordomatic
Twin-Jet (2-barrel) carb
Ford I-6   A Code
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
 
I-6 Engine illustration   Y-8 Engine illustration   Engine Specs
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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)
 
Transmissions - gear selector illustration - Speed-Trigger Fordomatic   Gas-saving Overdrive   New standard Conventional
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Advanced features for easy-riding, longer-lasting service
Cutaway illustration of Mainline/Customline body with 'tooltip' construction comments
Cutaway illustration of Mainline/Customline body with 'tooltip' construction comments
3 suspension illustrations with comments - Ball-Joint Suspension&mbsp;  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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2 Taxi Packages at special low "kit" prices!
 
STANDARD TAXI PACKAGE
MAINLINE & CUSTOMLINE SEDANS
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 SEDANS
(Includes Standard Taxi Package)
Arm rests on all doors
Heavy-duty front & rear floor mats
Ash tray in back of Fordor front seat
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
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
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
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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The famous Fairlane body-side wide skew molding, bright metal w/ black painted insets . . .