1955 Ford Being built and Tested
The Ford line of cars gained a new body for 1955 to keep up with surging
Chevrolet, although it remained similar to the 1952 Ford underneath. The
Mileage Maker 6 was bumped up to 223 CID (3.7 L) for 120 hp (89 kW) and the
new-for-1954 Y-block V8 was now offered in two sizes: Standard Fords used a
272 CID (4.5 L) version with 162 hp (121 kW), but the large 292 CID (4.8 L)
unit from the Thunderbird was also offered, boasting 193 hp (144 kW).
Apart from the engine changes, customers were sure to notice the new
Fairlane, which replaced the Crestline as the top trim level, while a new
Crown Victoria-style featured a chrome "basket handle" across the familiar
(and continued) "Victoria" hardtop roof, which originally appeared on the
Mercury XM-800 concept car. This use of a styling feature to visually
separate the front of the passenger compartment from the rear reappeared on
the 1977-1979 Ford Thunderbird, the Ford Fairmont Futura and Mercury Zephyr
Z-7 coupes. The company now boasted three different rooflines, the tall
two-pillar Mainline, Customline, and Fairlane, lower chrome-pillar Crown
Victoria, and pillarless hardtop Victoria. The "Skyliner" acrylic glass
roof was still offered, this time only on the Crown Victoria model. New
brakes were used 11-inch (280 mm) drums. Also, Fords had a new frame with
five cross members.
The Fords introduced for 1955 also featured the panoramic windshields found
on Oldsmobiles, Buicks and Cadillacs the previous year. With this panoramic
windshield the A-pillars have a vertical angle. this gives the driver more
For the first time, Ford offered seat belts as a dealer option (not factory
installed, with instructions provided by a Service Bulletin). Also new for
1955 was Ford's first factory installed air conditioner. This "Select Aire"
option featured an integrated heater core and evaporator coil unit within
the dash and cold air discharge vents located on top of the dash on either
side of the radio speaker. The "Select Aire" design was carried over to the
1956 models with slightly different cold air vents in the same location as
on the 1955 models. The condenser was mounted in front of the radiator as
in later cars.
Station wagons were offered as a separate series for the first time in
1955. The Ranch Wagon and Custom Ranch Wagon were 2 door wagons whilst the
Country Sedan and Country Squire models were 4 doors wagons, the latter
featuring wooden appliqué side mouldings.
Source: Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/1955_Ford
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Dad took me for a spin in his 1956 Ford Fairlane Victoria. After stopping
at Buffalo Bill's Mansion and Scout's Rest Ranch, I ask him for a quick
demonstration of the Ford's engine power.
Update: A few viewers have kindly suggested (or rudely insisted) that the
engine is misfiring. Since I don't know much about cars, this one in
particular, I asked Dad the last time I talked to him. He told me that it
was not misfiring, and that the rough idle was characteristic of the
Y-block engines Ford was using for these cars. He did inform me, however,
that there is an Exhaust leak, and
that may be what people are hearing and mistaking for a misfire.
He then said, "I know that explanation won't be good enough for some people
who are convinced my engine just HAS to be missing. I don't care; it runs
well enough for my tastes."
Update 2: I'm going to ask all the functionally retarded members of the
YouTube community to please consider the following:
If you are a jerk to me, expect me to make fun of you, then block you. I'm
not putting up with it. You can hate me, hate my dad, hate his car, hate
this video all you want--just thumbs down my video and move on with your
life. Seriously. No one cares. At all. I put this up on a whim for
people who might enjoy seeing a '56 Fairlane. If you aren't one of those
people, go find something you do like.