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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
 
Mainline Fordor Sedan
Body Code 73A   4 dr   Ford I-6   Ford Y-8   2 Taxi Packages

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137 h.p. 223 cu. in. Ford I-6   173 h.p. 272 cu. in. Ford Y-8 (176 h.p. w/ Fordomatic)
Conventional, Overdrive, & Fordomatic Drives
 
Customline Fordor Sedan
Body Code 73B   4 dr   Ford I-6   Ford Y-8   1 Taxi Package

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137 h.p. 223 cu. in. Ford I-6   173 h.p. 272 cu. in. Ford Y-8 (176 h.p. w/ Fordomatic)
Conventional, Overdrive, & Fordomatic Drives
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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'56 Ford Short Stroke engines with low-friction design . . .
FORD I-6
Horsepower (at 4200 r.p.m.) 137
Displacement (cu. in.) 223
Bore x Stroke (in.) 3.62 x 3.60
Compression ratio (to 1) 8.0
FORD Y-8  (w/ Conventional or Overdrive)
Horsepower (at 4400 r.p.m.) 173
Displacement (cu. in.) 272
Bore and Stroke (in.) 3.62 x 3.30
Compression ratio (to 1) 8.0
FORD Y-8  (w/ Fordomatic Drive)
Horsepower (at 4400 r.p.m.) 176
Displacement (cu. in.) 272
Bore and Stroke (in.) 3.62 x 3.30
Compression ratio (to 1) 8.4
I-6 Engine illustration   Y-8 Engine illustration   Engine Specs
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Your choice of 3 transmissions for tailored taxi service . . .
 
Conventional Drive - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, & Reverse gears
Overdrive - 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th (Overdrive), & Reverse gears
Speed-Trigger Fordomatic Drive - 1st (Low), 2nd (Intermediate & Passing), 3rd (High), & Reverse gears
Selector
P - Park
R - Reverse gear
N - Neutral, start engine
DR - 2nd gear take off w/ part part-throttle (typical), auto upshift to 3rd
       - 1st gear take off w/ full-throttle (Speed-Trigger), auto upshifts to 2nd & 3rd
LO - 1st gear take off & hold, (auto upshifts to 2nd & 3rd if/when selector moved to DR)
 
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!
NEW 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)
NEW DELUXE TAXI PACKAGE
MAINLINE SEDANS
Includes NEW 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
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The famous Fairlane body-side wide skew molding, bright metal w/ black painted insets . . .