1955-1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria Specifications

The 1955-1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria models represent a unique period in Ford history. Here are engine specifications for 1955-1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria, and detailed specifications for the 1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria.

1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria
The 1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria was hyped as
"The fine car at half the fine-car price."

1955-1956 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria: Engines

1955

Type/cidbore x stroke bhp @ rpm c.r. carb availability
I-6, 223.0
3.62 x 3.60
120 @ 4,000
7.5:1 1V Standard
V-8, 272.0
3.62 x 3.30 162 @ 4,400 7.6:1 2V Optional
V-8, 272.0 3.62 x 3.30 182 @ 4,400 8.5:1 4V Optional
V-8, 292.0 3.75 x 3.30 193 @ 4,400 8.1:1 4V Optional*
V-8, 292.0 3.75 x 3.30 198 @ 4,400 8.5:1

4V

Optional**
V-8, 292.0 3.75 x 3.30 205 @ 4,400 8.5:1 4V Optional***
1956
Type/cidbore x stroke bhp @ rpm c.r. carb availability
I-6, 223.0
3.62 x 3.60
137 @ 4,200
8.0:1 1V Standard
V-8, 292.0
3.75 x 3.30
200 @ 4,600 8.0:1 4V Optional*
V-8, 292.0 3.75 x 3.30 202 @ 4,600 8.4:1 4V Optional**
V-8, 312.0 3.80 x 3.44
215 @ 4,600 8.4:1 4V Optional*
V-8, 312.0 3.80 x 3.44 225 @ 4,600 9.0:1 4V Optional**
*Manual transmission, **Fordomatic, ***Mid-year introduction, called "Interceptor," mainly for police and NASCAR racing

1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria: Specifications
General
Wheelbase (in.)
115.5
Overall length (in.) 198.5
Overall width (in.) 75.9
Overall height (in.) 59.0
Tread, front (in.) 58.0
Tread, rear (in.) 56.0
Ground clearance (in.) 6.5
Transmissions
Conventional Drive
3-speed manual, synchromesh on 2nd and 3rd gears
Overdriveautomatic 4th gear ratio (0.70:1), cuts in at 28 mph, cuts out at 22 mph
Speed-Trigger Fordomatic
3-speed with automatic planetary gear train and single-stage, 3-element hydraulic torque converter; automatic low-gear starts with wide-open throttle; illuminated Safety-Sequence Selector to control panel just above steering column
Clutchsemi-centrifugal; dry, single-plate type; pressure plate 9.5 in. with Six, 10.0 with V-8; suspended pedal
Framedouble-drop, 5 crossmembers, heavy box-section side rails, K-bar construction, added X-type reinforcement for Crown Victoria
Front suspension
independent; Angle-Poised ball-joint system; rubber-bushed tilted, transverse-link-type; tailored-to-weight coil springs; tubular shock absorbers; rubber-bushed, 3-piece ride stabilizer
Rear suspension
solid axle; 5-leaf semi-elliptic leaf springs; rubber-bushed brackets and tension-type shackles; diagonally mounted tubular hydraulic shock absorbers
Rear axle
semi-floating type with hypoid gears; pressed-steel, banjo-type housing, Hotchkiss drive
RatiosManual shift: Six, 3.89:1, 4.11:1 opt; V-8, 3.78:1; 3.89:1 opt. Overdrive: Six, 4.11:1, 3.89 opt; V-8, 3.89:1, 3.78 opt. Fordomatic, Six or V-8: 3.30:1, 3.55:1 opt
Steeringworm-and-roller, symmetrical linkage with spring-loaded ball-stud in steering cross link
Ratio25.3:1, manual or power
Turns lock-to-lock
4.75
Turning circle (dia, ft)
41.2
Brakeshydraulic, double-seal, 4-wheel servo, suspended pedal
Drum diameter (in.)
11.0
Lining area (sq in.)
192.0
Wheelssteel disc, 15 x 5 in.
Tiressuper-balloon tubeless
Size6.70 x 15 (7.10 x 15 with V-8 and Fordomatic)
Electrical system
6-volt; 35-amp generator; 17-plate, 90-amp-hr battery

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