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1956 Buick Chassis Suspension Maintenance

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7-1 SPECIFICATIONS 1956 Buick Chassis Specifications Except for the changes described above for this group, the 1956 specifications remain the same as in 1955 for all series.   7-2 FRONT END SUSPENSION For improved directional stability, the king pin inclination has been changed from zero degrees to seven degrees. The steering arms used [...]

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1956 Buick Rear Axle Assembly

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6-1 REAR AXLE SPECIFICATIONS Tightening Specifications Use a reliable torque wrench to tighten the parts listed, to insure proper tightening without straining or distorting parts. These specifications are for clean and lightly lubricated threads only; dry or dirty threads produce increased friction which prevents accurate measurement of tightness. 1956 Buick Rear Axle Specifications [...]

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1956 Buick Frame and Sheet Metal

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12-1 HOOD ASSEMBLY The hood hinges and alignment procedure have been changed in 1956. The new spring and linkage require the following service changes. Removal of Hood Assembly Support hood in extreme up position, preferably by chain fall if available. Remove hood springs with remover and installer J-6325 by performing the following steps. See figure [...]

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1956 Buick Radio, Heater and Air Conditioner

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The heater, defroster, and air conditioner have been redesigned in 1956 to give more efficient performance, to be more compact, easier to service, and to facilitate easier field installation. The radio in 1956 is unchanged except for a newly designed dial and control knobs.   11-1 HEATER AND DEFROSTER Heater Installation In 1956, the heater [...]

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1956 Buick Electrical Systems Maintenance

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SECTION 10-A ELECTRICAL SPECIFICATIONS 10-1 BATTERY SPECIFICATIONS 1956 Buick Battery Specifications   10-2 GENERATING SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS Generator 1956 Buick Generator Specifications Generator Regulator 1956 Buick Generator Regulator Specifications   10-3 CRANKING (STARTER) SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS 1956 Buick Cranking Specifications   10-4 IGNITION SYSTEM SPECIFICATIONS Ignition Coil 1956 [...]

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1956 Buick Brakes Maintenance

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SECTION 9-A 1956 BUICK STANDARD BRAKES 9-1 GENERAL INFORMATION Suspended Pedals Both hydraulic and power brake pedals are suspended from a bracket located on the dash panel under the instrument panel. This type pedal suspension permits relocation of the master and power brake cylinders. Relocation of these units results in better sealing of the body, [...]

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1956 Buick Steering Gear and Linkage Maintenance

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SECTION 8-A 1956 BUICK MANUAL STEERING GEAR AND LINKAGE 8-1 DESCRIPTION OF CHANGES IN 1956 BUICK MANUAL STEERING GEAR 1956 Buick Steering Gear Assembly The manual steering gear for 1956 will have a ratio increase from 23.6 to 25.8:1 with a resultant decrease in steering effort. The manual steering gear will be standard equipment on [...]

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1956 Buick Dynaflow Transmission Maintenance

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SECTION 5-A DYNAFLOW SPECIFICATIONS, DESCRIPTION AND OPERATION 5-1 DYNAFLOW SPECIFICATIONS General Specification 1956 Buick Dynaflow Specifications 1956 Buick Dynaflow Specifications and Description The complete General Specifications Section for the 1956 Dynaflow is given below. Changes or additions are indicated with an asterisk (*). Tightening, Test and Assembly Specifications Tightening Specifications. Use [...]

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1956 Buick Clutch, S-M-Transmission and Universal Joint

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4-1 CLUTCH A new single plate, dry disc clutch is used in cars equipped with synchromesh transmissions. The clutch is of the conventional design with coil type clutch springs and three release levers. The clutch cover is bolted to the flywheel and three lugs on the pressure plate engage slots in the cover to transmit [...]

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1956 Buick Engine Fuel and Exhaust Systems

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3-1 AIR CLEANER AND INTAKE SILENCER The low restriction concentric type air cleaner used on the 1955 40 Series will continue to be used in 1956. An improved air cleaner will be used on the 60-50-70 Series. Due to the engine's increased volumetric efficiency, the element has been redesigned to prevent the possibility of reservoir [...]

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