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1955 Ford Shop Manual Maintenance & Tuneup Specifications
Shop Manual Tuneup & Service Specs
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Fairlane Crown Victoria
1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria   New  $2,638.48  w/ std Ford Y-block V-8 eng & Conv Dr. This example has opt Ford Y-block "Special V-8"  272-cid 182-hp M-code eng +$14.70 and required Fordomatic Dr +$178.20. Exterior options are Spotlight With Mirror (+$?), Rear Mount DeLuxe Antenna +$12 [est], Front Fender Shields (+$?), Rocker Panel Trim +$18, Rear Fender Shields +$18.30, White Sidewall Tires +$26.80, & "Unique" Two-Tone KE-code  Buckskin Brown  &  Snowshoe White  paint +$26.90,   Photos  RK Motors Charlotte.
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1955 Ford Shop Manual Maintenance & Tuneup Specs 1955 Ford Car Shop Manual
Tuneup & Service Specifications

Pages 334-341
Copyright 1954 Ford Motor Company, Dearborne, Michigan
Novermber, 1954
 
Tuneup Specifications I-6
•  Ford I-block Six  223-cid  120-hp  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 (full vacuum) #B5A-12127-6CYL
        Repair Kit #A7A-12000-BK incld Contact Breaker, Rotor #12200-A, Condenser #12300-A
        Contact Breaker Gap .024-.026"   Dwell Angle 35-38°
        Cap #7HA-12106     Vacuum Control #7RA-12370-B
Ignition Timing 3° BTDC w/ vac hose to distributor disconnected     Advance counter-clockwise
Idle Speed 475-500 rpm (Conv Dr & OD), 475-500 rpm (Fordomatic Dr, 425-450 rpm in "DR")
Oil Filler Breather Cap #B2A-6766-A, wash in solvent, oil element w/ light eng oil
Engine Oil Capacity 4 qt (eng) + 1 qt (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
Fordomatic Dr Capacity 9.25 qt (I-6), Type A, modern replacement Dextron® III
Coolant Capacity 15 qt (rad) + 1 qt (heater) = 16 qt US
        Rad Cap #8100, 13 psi     System Pressurized 6-1/4 lb to 7-3/4 lb
Carburetor (1-bbl) Holley 1904
Fuel Pump #4208-9350     Fuel & Vacuum Pump #4708-9350     Filter & Gasket #8A-9365
Valve Lash intake .015" exh .019" (hot)
Comp Press 125 psi, sea level @ cranking speed
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Tuneup Specifications V-8
•  Ford Y-block V-8  272-cid  162-hp  U-code
•  Ford Y-block "Special V-8"  272-cid  182-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr (only)  M-code
•  Thunderbird Special V-8  292-cid  193-hp (198-hp w/ Fordomatic Dr)  P-code
   few installed
•  Ford (Police) Interceptor V-8  292-cid  188-hp  P-code   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 (full vacuum) #B5A-12127-REB (specify year & eng)
        Repair Kit #12000-AK incld Contact Breaker, Rotor #12200-A, Condenser #12300-A
        Contact Breaker Gap .024-.025"     Dwell Angle 26-28.5°     Cap #FAB-12106-A
        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")
Oil Filler Breather Cap #B5A-6766-C, wash in solvent, oil element w/ light eng oil
Engine Oil Capacity 5 qt (eng) + 1 qt (filter) = 6 qt U.S. (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)
Fordomatic Dr Capacity 9.75 qt (V-8), 10.25 qt (Interceptor Y-8), Type A, modern replacement Dextron® III
Coolant Capacity 19 qt (rad) + 1 qt (heater) = 20 qt US, all except
        Courier (Sedan Delivery) 20 qt (rad) + 1 qt (heater) = 21 qt US
        (Police) Interceptor V-8  20 qt (rad) + 1 qt (heater) = 21 qt US
        Rad Cap #8100, 13 psi     System Pressurized 6-1/4 lb to 7-3/4 lb
Carburetor (4V) #B5A-9510-A
Fuel Pump #6523-9350     Fuel & Vacuum Pump #4206-9350
        Capacity 1 pint or over in 45 sec, pressure 4-5 lb
        Vacuum Test 10" hg min @ 120 rpm, 12" hg max @ 1800 rpm
        Filter & Gasket #8A-9365     Mounting Gasket #9417
Valve Lash intake .018" exh .018"  (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  (street name "Power Pack")
        •  Thunderbird Special V-8  292-cid 193-hp  135 psi (std), 198-hp 140 psi (auto)    few installed
        •  Ford (Police) Interceptor V-8  292-cid 188-hp  130 psi   late model-year
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Service Specs, All
Battery #B4A-10655-2N-SP
Spark Plugs #12405, Champion #870, Autolite #2954, 18 mm (no gasket)
        Gap .032-.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
Air Cleaner Oil Viscosity Grade 30W above +32°F, 10W below +32°F, capacity 1 pint US
Oil Filter Element & Gasket #B2A-6731-20, "can type"
Crankcase Screen & Gaskets Kit #6631-K incld
        Screen #B2TZ-6A631-B     Gaskets #B4A-6870-A & #6872
Engine Oil Drain Plug & Gasket #8A-6730-A
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 #8575-A, 180°F #8575-B (cold weather)
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 (Sedan) #AB-9030-C
Brake Pedal Free Travel 1/4" to 7/16"
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Wheel Alignment Specs, All
Caster +1° (1/2° to 1-1/2°)      Camber +3/4° (1/4° to 1-1/4°)      Toe-in 3/32" (1/16" to 1/8")
 
 
1955 Ford Car Shop Manual  Maintenance & Specifications  Page 334
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Fairlane Crown Victoria interior driver's side
1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria   Y-code  Medium Copper Vinyl  &  Medium Copper Bodycloth  interior trim.
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1955 Ford Car Shop Manual  Maintenance & Specifications  Page 335
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Fairlane Crown Victoria interior passenger's side
1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria   Y-code  Medium Copper Vinyl  &  Medium Copper Bodycloth  interior trim.
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1955 Ford Car Shop Manual  Maintenance & Specifications  Page 336
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Fairlane Crown Victoria  Ford Y-block "Special V-8" engine
1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria   Ford Y-block "Special V-8" 272-cid 182-hp M-code eng w/ required Fordomatic Dr (only).
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1955 Ford Car Shop Manual  Maintenance & Specifications  Page 337
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Fairlane Crown Victoria  Ford Y-block "Special V-8" engine
1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria   Ford Y-block "Special V-8" 272-cid 182-hp M-code eng w/ required Fordomatic Dr (only).
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1955 Ford Car Shop Manual  Maintenance & Specifications  Page 338
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Fairlane Crown Victoria
1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria   Photos  RK Motors Charlotte.
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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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Fairlane Crown Victoria
1955 Ford Fairlane Crown Victoria   Photos  RK Motors Charlotte.
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