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Specifications == Codes== Accessories
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116" wb Custom Series Chassis
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Mileage Maker Six
144 hp
Ford 272 V-8
190 hp
Thunderbird 312 Special V-8
245 hp
Transmissions: Fordomatic, overdrive or conventional

118" wb Fairlane Series Chassis
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Mileage Maker Six
144 hp
Thunderbird 292 V-8
212 hp
Thunderbird 312 Special V-8
245 hp
Transmissions: Fordomatic, overdrive or conventional

116" wb Station Wagon Chassis
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Mileage Maker Six
144 hp
Thunderbird 292 V-8
212 hp
Thunderbird 312 Special V-8
245 hp
Transmissions: Fordomatic, overdrive or conventional

DataPlate
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Engine Code:
A  -  6Cyl. 223 C.I.D. OHV 144 HP
B  -  8Cyl. 272 C.I.D.  OHV-2V Carb-Std 190 HP
B  -  8Cyl. 272 C.I.D.  OHV-2V Carb -Auto 190 HP
C  -  8Cyl. 292 C.I.D.  OHV-2V Carb-Std 206 HP
C  -  8Cyl. 292 C.I.D.  OHV-2V Carb-Auto 212 HP
D  -  8Cyl. 312 C.I.D.  OHV-4V Carb-Std 245 HP
D  -  8Cyl. 312 C.I.D.  OHV-4V Carb-Auto 245 HP
E  -  8Cyl. 312 C.I.D.  OHV-8V Carb-(Hi-Po Special) 270 HP
E  -  8Cyl. 312 C.I.D.  OHV-4V Carb-(Racing) 285 HP
F  -  8Cyl. 312 C.I.D.  OHV-4V Carb-(Supercharger) 300 HP
TRANSMISSION CODES
#1  ==  3 SPEED MANUAL
#2  ==  3 SPEED MANUAL OVER DRIVE
#3  ==  FORDOMATIC (2 SPEED)
#C  == FORDOMATIC (3SPEED)
 

 

AXLE RATIOS (to 1)
Conventional Drive---with V-8's, 3.56 standard, 3.70 optional; with Six 3.70 standard, 3.89 optional.
Overdrive---with V-8's, 3.70 standard, 3.56 optional; with Six, 3.89 standard, 3.70 optional.
Fordomatic Drive---with V-8's or Six , 3.10 standard, 3.56 optional.

REAR AXLE RATIOS CODES

#1   ==  3.10 TO 1
#2   ==  3.56 TO 1
#3   ==  3.70 TO 1
#4   ==  3.89 TO 1
#5   ==  2.91 TO 1
#6   ==  2.69 TO 1

 

 

ASSEMBLY PLANT CODES

          

A  --- Atlanta                           M --- Memphis
C --- Chester                        N --- Norfolk
D --- Dallas                              P --- Twin Cites
E --- Mahwah                           R --- San Jose 
F --- Dearborn                          S --- Pilot Plant
G ---Chicago                             T--- Metuchen
H --- Lorain                              U--- Louisville
J  --- Los Angeles                    W--- Wayne
K --- Kansas City                     Y--- Wixom
L --- Long Beach                      Z--- St Louis
        

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NEW FRONT SUSPENSION
Angle-Poised Ball-Joint suspension, pioneered
by Ford, has nowbeen further advanced. The
  lower control arms have swept back so that
front wheels step over bumps rather into them
-for new 4 - way action.

 

NEW REAR SUSPENSION
Longer variable-rate Even-Keel springs-with
other new design features-mean a softer smoother ride.
REAREND
Ford's new exclusive deep-offset hypoid rear axle makes
possible its low-to-ground dimensions....brings you
smoother, quieter operation, longer car life.  This axle's
new hypoid gears and exclusive Ford straddle-mounted
pinion (above), teamed with Ford's revoluntionary new
tapered driveshaft, make possible a simplified drive that
has greater torque capacity.

 

BRAKES
Front brakes feature a new fixed anchor design,
require only one simple adjustment.  Gaint-grip
brakes mean even safer, smoother stops
NEW FRAME
Ford's new contoured frame puts passengers
with-in the frame rails for greater protection.
Gives more leg room in rear seat
OLD FRAME
Conventional straight-rail frame design places
passengers out-side the frame rails where the only
protection is a thin bodyshell.
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POWER ASSISTS
For the ultimate in driving comfort, the '57 FORD offers these optional power assists.
4-WAY POWER SEAT
adjusts forward, backward, up or down at the touch of a button
POWER-LIFT WINDOWS
are controlled from the driver's seat as well as under each window.
SWIFT SURE POWER BRAKES
with low pedal, makes stopping up to one-third easier.
MASTER-GUIDE POWER STEERING
does up to 75% of your parking helps make driving effortless.

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ACCESSORIES
For additional driving comfort, the '57 FORD offers these accessories.
FORDOMATIC
Here's the most versatile automatic drive in America today.  More the selector to Drive (DR) and you can start normally or extra fast.
SELECTAIRE CONDITIONER
One unit gives dual lever control of cooling, heating, ventilating and dehumidifying.  Located ahead of dash, no luggage space is lost.
OVERDRIVE
Ford Overdrive is the last word in smoot driving... a real engine saver!  An automoatic 4th gear lets your engine loaf at 35 miles per hour when you car's actually doing 50.  It's a miser on gas, too!
SIGNAL-SEEK-RADIO*
Automatically tunes stations in either directions of the dial.  Town button selects local stations; Country button gives broad coverage.  *Transistor-Powered
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SELF-REGULATING ELECTRIC CLOCK
Actually retimes itself
automatically each time you set it!
Clock has illuminated dial; uses current only for brief periods to wind its mechanism.
MAGICAIRE SYSTEM
Here is heating, ventilating and defrosting all in one!  Four big defroster nozzles give even heat distribution, full windshield defrosting.
VISORED SPOTLIGHT MIRROR
Gives double-duty, night-and-day convenience-and the hooded feature makes each effective in all waether.  Both mirror and spotlight adjust easily from inside car.
GRILLE GUARD
Here's an entirely new kind of grille guard.  In three parts, the center piece (above) adds new distinction.  Wing guards (on car) protect from unsightly scratches in parking.
Other fine Ford Accessories available at your Ford Dealer
FOR BEAUTY
Gold Anodized Body Molding*
Sunburst Wheel Covers
*on Custom 300's-single color
FOR COMFORT AND PLEASURE
Antenna, fender mounted
Heater, Recirculating and Defroster
PolarAire Conditioner
Radio, Console Range*
Ventilated Seat Cushions
*transistor-powered
FOR CONVENIENCE
Cigarett Lighter (Custom models)
Lamp, Portable Spot and Utility
Shaver, Auto-Home Electric
Tissue Dispenser
FOR PROTECTION
Car Mats, Regular
Car Mats, Contour
Locking Gas-Cap
Seat Covers

FOR SAFETY
Ford Seat Belts
Lifeguard, Jr., Rear Door Locks
Mirror, Full-View, Body Mount
Mirror, Deluxe Adjust-O-Ring Full-View, Body Mount
Mirrior, Non-Glare, Inside

COLORS
There are 13 new body colors available for '57 in Single Color or stunning, new Style Tone combinations.
The basic colores are: Colonial White (code E), Raven Black (code A), Gunmental Gray (code N), Silver
Mocha (code D), Woodsmoke Gray (code T), Doeskin Tan (code L), Flame Red (code V), Dresden
Blue (code C), Starmist Blue (code F), Cumberland Green (code G), Willow Green (code J), Inca Gold
(code Y), Coral Sand (code Z); available as Single Color on all Models.