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Shop Manual Tuneup & Oil Change
  F-code Pinetree Green Poly. (metallic) ext paint


1955 Fairlane Crown Victoria  left front
1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria   Base V-8 price new  $2,638.48  (L.A. Calif.) w/ std Ford Y-block V-8  272-cid 162-hp 2-bbl dual-exh U-code eng & Conv Dr 3-spd trans. This example has opt Ford Y-block "Special V-8"  272-cid 182-hp 4-bbl dual-exh M-code eng +$14.70 & Fordomatic Dr (req'd) +$178.20. Other options are "Unique" Style-Tone Two-Tone KE-code  Buckskin Brown  &  Snowshoe White  ext paint +$26.90, Spotlight With Mirror (+$ n/a), Rear Mount De Luxe Antenna +$12 [est], Front Fender Shields (+$ n/a), Rocker Panel Trim +$18, Rear Fender Shields +$18.30, & White Sidewall Tires +$26.80.
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1955 Ford Car Shop Manual  cover 1955 Ford Car Shop Manual
Tuneup & Oil Change

Pages 334-341
© 1954 Ford Motor Company, Dearborne, Michigan  November, 1954
Engine Prices, Specs, Tuneup, & Oil Change - view or print 9-page PDF (here)

PAGE INDEX  Click links or scroll down
•  I-block Six Tuneup & Oil Change       •  Y-block V-8 Tuneup & Oil Change
•  Service Parts, All       •  Wheel Alignment, All       • Maintenance & Specifications
 
1955 Ford I-block Six Tuneup & Oil Change
•  Ford I-block Six  223-cid  120-hp  1-bbl  single-exh  A-code
Elec System 6-volt   Positive Ground     Cyl front to rear 1-2-3-4-5-6   Firing Order 1-5-3-6-2-4
Distributor #B5A-12127-6CYL, full vacuum
        Repair Kit #A7A-12000-BK incld Contact Breaker, Rotor #12200-A, & Condenser #12300-A
        Cap #7HA-12106     Contact Breaker Gap 0.024-0.026"   Dwell Angle 35-38°
        Vacuum Control #7RA-12370-B
Ignition Timing 3° BTDC w/ distributor vac hose disconnected     Advance counter-clockwise
Idle Speed 475-500 rpm (Conv Dr & OD), 475-500 rpm (Fordomatic Dr, 425-450 rpm in "DR")
Eng Oil Capacity 4 qt US (I-6 only) + 1 qt US (filter) = 5 qt US  (1 qt US = 0.95 liter)
        Oil Viscosity Grade 20W above 30°F, 10W from 32°F to -10°F, 5W below -10°F
        Oil Press 45-50 psi, hot @ 2000 rpm
Oil Drain Plug & Gasket #8A-6730-A
Oil Filter Element & Gasket #B2A-6731-20 "can type"
Oil Filler Breather Cap #B2A-6766-A, wash in solvent, oil element w/ light eng oil
Crankcase Screen & Gaskets Kit #6631-K     Screen #B2TZ-6A631-B     Gaskets #B4A-6870-A & #6872
Air Cleaner Oil Capacity 1 pint US
        Oil Viscosity Grade 30W above +32°F, 10W below +32°F
Coolant Capacity 15 qt US (rad) + 1 qt US (heater) = 16 qt US
        Rad Cap #8100, 13 psi     System Pressurized 6-1/4 lb to 7-3/4 lb
Carb 1-bbl Holley 1904-F  R-800-A (Conv Dr or OD) or R826-A (Fordomatic Dr), manual choke
        Fuel Level 11/16" below Power Valve mounting surface +/-1/32"
        Float Setting (dry) .306 from roof of float chamber to lowest point of float (carb inverted)
        Accelerator Pump Adjustment pump link in throttle lever hole nearest to throttle shaft, pump link in other hole (richer) for extreme cold weather
Dash Pot Adjustment (Fordomatic Dr) clearance 0.045-0.064"
Fuel Pump #4208-9350     Fuel & Vacuum Pump #4708-9350     Filter & Gasket #8A-9365
Valve Lash 0.015" (intake), 0.019" (exh),  (hot)
Comp Press 125 psi, sea level @ cranking speed
Fordomatic Dr Capacity 9.25 qt (I-6), Type A, modern replacement Dextron® III
Lube Chassis (Owner's Manual)
Maintenance Guide (Owner's Manual)
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1955 Ford Y-block V-8 Tuneup & Oil Change
•  Ford Y-block V-8  272-cid  162-hp  2-bbl  single-exh (dual Fairlane & stn wagon)  U-code
•  Ford Y-block "Special V-8"  272-cid  182-hp  4-bbl  dual-exh  M-code  (w/ Fordomatic only)

        ("Power Pack" - Holley's name for the 4-bbl carb & a street name for the eng)
•  Thunderbird Special V-8  292-cid  193-hp (198-hp w/ Fordomatic)  4-bbl  dual exh  P-code   few installed
•  Ford (Police) Interceptor Y-8  292-cid  188-hp  4-bbl  dual-exh  P-code  (special equip incld)   late model-year
Elec System 6-volt     Positive Ground
Cyl Front to Rear right 1-2-3-4, left 5-6-7-8     Firing Order 1-5-4-8-6-3-7-2
Distributor #B5A-12127-REB, full vacuum  (specify year & eng)
        Repair Kit #12000-AK incld Contact Breaker, Rotor #12200-A, Condenser #12300-A
        Cap #FAB-12106-A    Contact Breaker Gap .024-.025    Dwell Angle 26-28.5°    
        Vacuum Control (2V carb) #FAB-12370-A, (4V carb) #B5A-12370-4V (double type)
Ignition Timing 3° BTDC (Conv Dr & OD), 6° BTDC (Fordomatic Dr), max 8-10° BTDC
        w/ vac hose to distributor disconnected   Advance clockwise
Idle Speed 475-500 rpm (Conv Dr & OD), 475-500 rpm (Fordomatic Dr, 425-450 rpm in "DR")
Eng Oil Capacity 5 qt (V-8) + 1 qt (filter) = 6 qt US (1 qt US = 0.95 liter)
        Oil Viscosity grade 20W above 30°, 10W from 32°F to -10°F, 5W below -10°F
        Oil Press 45-50 psi @ 2000 rpm (hot)
Oil Drain Plug & Gasket #8A-6730-A
Oil Filter Element & Gasket #B2A-6731-20 "can type"
Oil Filler Breather Cap #B5A-6766-C, wash in solvent, oil element w/ light eng oil
Crankcase Breather Screen & Gasket Kit #6631-K
        Screen #B2TZ-6A631-B     Gaskets #B4A-6870-A & #6872
Air Cleaner Oil Capacity 1 pint US
        Oil Viscosity Grade 30W above +32°F, 10W below +32°F
Fordomatic Dr Capacity 9.75 qt US (V-8), 10.25 qt US (Police Interceptor Y-8), Type A, modern replacement Dextron® III
Coolant Capacity 19 qt US (rad) + 1 qt US (heater) = 20 qt US, all except
        Ford (Police) Interceptor Y-8  20 qt US (rad) + 1 qt US (heater) = 21 qt US
        Courier (Sedan Delivery) 20 qt US (rad) + 1 qt US (heater) = 21 qt US
Rad Cap #8100, 13 psi     System Pressurized 6-1/4 lb to 7-3/4 lb
(272) Carb Holley 2110 (2-bbl) #B5A-9510-J or #B5A-9510-A, fuel level 5/8" below top of float bowl +/-1/32"
(292) Carb Holley 4000 (4-bbl), fuel level 1/2" below top of float bowl +/-1/32"
Fuel Pump #6523-9350     Fuel & Vacuum Pump #4206-9350
        Mounting Gasket #9417    Filter & Gasket #8A-9365 
        Capacity 1 pint or over in 45 sec, pressure 4-5 lb
        Vacuum Test 10" hg min @ 120 rpm, 12" hg max @ 1800 rpm
Valve Lash 0.018" (intake), 0.018" (exh), (hot)
Compression Pressure, sea level @ cranking speed
        •  Ford Y-block V-8  272-cid 162-hp - 130 psi
        •  Ford Y-block "Special V-8"  272-cid 182-hp - 140 psi  (common name "Power Pack")
        • Thunderbird Special V-8  292-cid 193-hp - 135 psi (Conv Dr & OD), 198-hp 140 psi (Fordomatic Dr)   few installed
        •  Ford (Police) Interceptor V-8  292-cid 188-hp - 130 psi   late model-year
Fordomatic Dr Fluid Capacity 9.75 qt US, V-8 all except
        Ford (Police) Interceptor Y-8  292-cid  10.25 qt US
        Type A, modern Dextron® III
Lube Chassis (Owner's Manual)
Maintenance Guide (Owner's Manual)
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Service Parts, All
Battery #B4A-10655-2N-SP
Spark Plugs #12405, Champion #870, Autolite #2954, 18 mm, (no gasket)
        Gap 0.032-0.036"     Tq 15-20 lb-ft
Generator #B4A-10002-6V     Voltage Regulator #B5A-10505-A     Coil #8A-12029-A
Starter #B5A-11002-6V    Drive #B4A-11350, Bendix #A-3257     Seal #B4A-6436-BR
        Starter w/ Drive #B5A-1100-6B     Solenoid #11450-A & Screws (2) #APK-208
Crankcase Screen & Gaskets Kit #6631-K incld
        Screen #B2TZ-6A631-B     Gaskets #B4A-6870-A & #6872
Brake Master Cylinder #B5A-2140     Heavy-Duty Brake Fluid 1A-19542A or B
        Filler Cap #B2A-2162     Gasket #8M-2167
Power Steering Oil Reservoir Filter Element #3538-K incld Gasket #3583
Thermostat 160°F (std) #8575-A, 180°F (high temp) #8575-B
Conv Dr & Overdrive Fluid add Multipurpose-Type Gear Lubricant, 90W above -10°F, 80W below -107°F
Rear Axle Fluid #M-4642, add Multipurpose-Type Gear Lubricant 80W
Gas Cap #AB-9030-C (car), #9030-CR (stn wagon & Courier)
Clutch Pedal Free Travel 1-1/8" to 1-3/8"
Brake Pedal Free Travel 5/16" to 7/16"
Fuel Tank Capacity 17 gal US (car), 19 gal US (stn wagon & Courier)
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Wheel Alignment, All
Caster +1° (1/2° to 1-1/2°)      Camber +3/4° (1/4° to 1-1/4°)      Toe-in (positive) 3/32" (1/16" to 1/8")
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Maintenance & Specifications
1955 Ford Car Shop Manual  Maintenance & Specifications  Page 334
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1955 Fairlane Crown Victoria  interior driver's side
1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria   Y-code  Med Copper Vinyl  &  Med Copper Bodycloth  int upholstery trim
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1955 Ford Car Shop Manual  Maintenance & Specifications  Page 335
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1955 Fairlane Crown Victoria  interior passenger's side
1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria   Y-code  Med Copper Vinyl  &  Med Copper Bodycloth  int upholstery trim
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1955 Ford Car Shop Manual  Maintenance & Specifications  Page 336
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1955 Fairlane Crown Victoria   Ford Y-block "Special V-8" 272-cid 182-hp 4-bbl dual-exh M-code eng
1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria   Ford Y-block "Special V-8"  272-cid 182-hp 4-bbl dual-exh M-code eng & Fordomatic Dr (req'd)
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1955 Ford Car Shop Manual  Maintenance & Specifications  Page 337
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1955 Fairlane Crown Victoria   Ford Y-block "Special V-8" 272-cid 182-hp 4-bbl dual-exh M-code eng
1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria   Ford Y-block "Special V-8"  272-cid 182-hp 4-bbl dual-exh M-code eng & Fordomatic Dr (req'd)
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1955 Ford Car Shop Manual  Maintenance & Specifications  Page 338
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1955 Fairlane Crown Victoria  driver's side
1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria   KE-code  Buckskin Brown  &  Snowshoe White  ext paint
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1955 Ford Car Shop Manual  Maintenance & Specifications  Page 339
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1955 Ford Car Shop Manual  Maintenance & Specifications  Page 340
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1955 Ford Car Shop Manual  Maintenance & Specifications  Page 341
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1955 Fairlane Crown Victoria  right rear
1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria
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