1956 Ford Thunderbird Overview

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1956 Ford Thunderbird Overview

In 1956, the car Ford created to take on the Chevy Corvette was made ready for true battle. A 312-ci V-8 was added as an option to the 1956 Ford Thunderbird, capable of achieving 215 horsepower. The standard engine remained a 292-ci V-8 rated at 193 horsepower.

Ford produced 15,631 Thunderbirds for 1956, down slightly from the 16,155 produced in 1955. A popular car to restore due to its clean lines and interior creature comforts, the 1956 models remain in great demand. It went from 0-60 in 7.5 seconds in 1956, and with the proper car can still achieve these numbers today.

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312 V8 Fuel Pump. Which Bottom Outlet Connects To The Carb. I Put A New One...

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1956 T-bird Carburetor

How much should I expect to pay for replace or rebuild the carburetor on my 1956 T-bird?

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Where Is The Fuse For The Power Windows On A 1956 Tbird Located?

Both power windows on my 1956 Tbird quit working. I think it's a fuse, but I don't know where the fuse is located. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks

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Average Restoration Cost

Need to repaint the body, overhaul 312 engine and 3 speed manual w/ over drive on a '56 T-Bird. What should it cost to repaint the Body? Cost for an average engine overhaul? Rebuild the transmissi...

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Replace Steerig Wheel.

I would like to replace the original full sized steering wheel with a smaller diameter one, for the obvious reason that the seat is not adjustable. Would anyone know what type of stock older wheel wou...

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