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  1. 1929-1956 Packard National Automotive Service Data
    Here is the National Automotive Service Data covering Packards from 1929-1956. This contains quick reference on engine mechanicals by model, engine wire diagrams, firing order, etc. This has been broke in sections by series, and by specific models.
  2. 1935-1951 Packard Trico Parts Catalog
    This is the 1935-1951 Packard Trico Parts Catalog (1951 Dealer Edition). This show extended exploded part views and original Trico part numbers. The exploded part views show more detail that the factory drawings and may be helpful in showing how things go back together.
  3. 1941 - 1953 Flat Rate Manual
    The Flat Rate Manual provides labor times for specific repair operations. Such schedules are usually based on time studies performed under the most optimal of conditions and were used primarily to reimburse dealers for warranty claims.
  4. 1948-1954 Packard Parts List
    Here is the 1948-1954 Packard Part List (also called the Parts Manual). This piece is an essential companion to the Service Manual. Not only does it provide information on what part number is what, more importantly it provides the exploded part views that are needed when rebuilding components.
  5. 1949-1951 Ditzler Paint Chips
    Here is the 1949-1951 Ditzler Paint Chips. This is a single card that has all the paints for multiple years.
  6. 1950 -1956 Complete Utltramatic Service Information
    This is a complete set (3 Parts) of everything Ultramatic. It has all the STB's, Service Counselors, and tons of other stuff in a 3 volume set.
  7. 1951 - 24th Series Flat Rate Manual
    The Flat Rate Manual provides labor times for specific repair operations. Such schedules are usually based on time studies performed under the most optimal of conditions and were used primarily to reimburse dealers for warranty claims.
  8. 1951 24th Series Wire Diagrams
    This is the 1951 24th Series Wire Diagrams
  9. 1951 Henney Packard Sales Brochure
    This is the 1951 Henney Packard Brochure. This brochure was produced by Henney and describes all the features that were available in the Henney Ambulance and Funeral Car.
  10. 1951 Henney-Packard Sales Brochure
    This is the Sales brochure for the 1951 Henney-Packard Vehicles
  11. 1951 January Issue of "Packard News"
    This is the January, 1951 Issue of "Packard News" this was the internal Newsletter that was sent out to the dealers, and factory workers.
  12. 1951 Owner's Manual
    This is a copy of the 1951 Packard Owner's Manual. This is an interesting read. It explains the operation of all the systems on the car.
  13. 1951 Packard ABCD Brochure
    This is the 1951 Packard "ABCD's for Car Buying" Brochure. It shows and list many of the models and features that were part of the 1954 Packard line up.
  14. 1951 Packard Accessories Brochure
    This is the 1951 Packard Accessories Brochure. It contains all the optional factory and dealer installed accessories that were available for 1951.
  15. 1951 Packard Operators Manual (Owners Manual)
    This is the 1951 Packard Operators Manual (Owners Manual) and covers the care and operation of the 1951 Packard models.
  16. 1951 Packard Pointers No. 26
    This is the 1951 Packard Pointers No. 26 issue. This was a newsletter for Packard Salemen. This issue covers the Master Salesmen Club, and how to qualify for it. It also shows the current points standing of Salemen around the country.
  17. 1951 Packard Sales Brochure
    Here is the 1951 Packard Sales Brochure. Contains information on the available models, and colors. As well as highlights on the Mayfair, and the Convertible.
  18. 1951 Packard Sales Brochure
    1951 Packard Sales Brochure. Shows information about what was new for 1951, colors, and options. Also the Mayfair and Convertible are highlighted.
  19. 1951 Packard Service Counselors
    Here are the 1951 Packard Service Counselors. These were sent out every year to address problems and as addendums to the factory service manuals.
  20. 1951 Packard's the one for '51 Brochure
    This is the 1951 Sales Brochure. It talks about that various features of the new 1951 body styles. "Everything here is new! Everything new is here!"
  21. 1951 Packard's the one for '51 Brochure
    This is the 1951 Packards the one for '51 Brochure. It contains wonderful illustrations of the various models for 1951.
  22. 1951 Packard's the one for '51 Brochure - French
    This is the French version of the 1951 Packard's the one for '51 Brochure. It actually contains a typo on the front cover. Instead of Thunderbolt, it says Thunderbold.
  23. 1951 Service Technical Bulletins (STBs)
    Here are some of the 1951 Service Techincal Bulletins (STB's). I created the index below to make it easy to find the correct one.
  24. 1951-1954 Service Manual
    Here is the 1951-1954 Service Manual turned into a PDF and broken down into sections for easy download and viewing.

    Just click on the links below to download/view:
  25. 1951-1956 Turn Signal Wire Diagram
    This is the 1951-1956 Turn Signal Wire Diagram.
  26. 1957-1941 Shell Service Charts
    These are Shell Service Charts covering Packards from 1957-1941. Contains lube information, tune up replacement part lists, and model identification.
  27. 24th-25th Series Factory Production Options
    This is a list of the available Factory Production options and the code for each option for the 24th-25th Series Cars (1951-1952).
  28. 24th-25th Series Factory Production Options
    This is a list of the available Factory Production options and the code for each option for the 24th-25th Series Cars (1951-1952).
  29. 288, 327, 356 & 359 Head Compression Ratios
    Have you ever wondered about the compression ratios you would get from mixing & matching heads from 288, 327, 356 & 359?

    Attached is table with the info first in order by Compression Ratios then by Years/Types.
  30. Borg Warner Overdrive Manual
    This is The OVERDRIVE by Borg-Warner. It covers the R10 and R11 overdrive units used in Packard and other vehicles. It has 21 diagrams.

    Topics covered include: Troubleshooting and Servicing the unit, Common Causes of Trouble, Performance, Mechanical, Electrical, Service Operations, Mechanical Faults, Operating Principles.
  31. General Letters
    These are General Letters issues by Packard to Zone and/or Dealers on various issues.
  32. General Service Bulletins
    These are the General Service Bulletins that were sent to Zones and Dealer. They contain additional information that is useful in regards to parts and special service information
  33. HOW TO: Ranco Heater Valve Seal Replacement
    This is a "How-To" on how to replace the valve seal on the Ranco heater valves that were used on most of the Post-War Packards. The seal replacement is typically all that is done in most valve rebuilds. I took all the pictures and while rebuilding my valve and hope you find it usefull.
  34. HOW TO: Rebuild a Trico Mag-Nu-Matic Washer Pump
    This is a How-To article I wrote while rebuilding my Trico Mag-Nu-Matic Windshield Washer Pump. Hopefully it provides information for those looking to rebuild their own pump. Enjoy.
  35. How To: Rebuilding a Packard Fuel Pump
    Here is a 'How-To' article that I wrote on the process of rebuilding a mechanical fuel pump on my Packard. If you have never rebuilt a pump yourself or are just curious on how these pumps work I hope you find it an interesting read. I took pictures at every step of the way, so if you want to rebuild your own pump you can use this as a guide.
  36. HOW-TO: Adapting a Modern Fuel Sender
    This is a great article written by Howard Hanson on how to adapt a modern $18 JC Whitney Fuel Sender to work in the a 56 Packard. According to Howard he belives this should for for any Packard from 1951-56.
  37. Hugh Ferry's Personal Notebooks
    These are Huge Ferry's Personal Notebooks. They contain production values and various bits of company info. Including the combinations to the safes!
  38. Louvre Mounting Template
    This is the Louvre Mounting Template, for mounting the 3 louvres on the back fenders of a 1951-52 Packard.
  39. Packard and Studebaker-Packard Annual Corporate Reports
    These Packard and Studebaker-Packard Annual Corporate Reports were prepared each year for the annual stockholders meeting and distributed to the shareholders. They contains interesting information on both what occurred the previous year and also the some outlooks for the coming year. Some contain wonderful pictures of new models, new plant renderings, etc.
  40. Packard Carburetor Application List
    This is a list of carburetor application by model. It is a work in progress and will be edited and updated and information is discovered.
  41. Packard Engine Serial Number Reference
    This is a list of Packard engine serial numbers from 1899-1956. Hopefully this will left to provide not only a reference to those wanting to know if their engine is correct for their model, but also some basic information about all the engine in a quick reference.

    **UPDATED 2/27/12**
  42. Packard Hub Cap and Wheel Cover Identification Guide
    This guide was put together to help identify Hub Caps and Full Wheel Covers that were used on Packard models. This is a work in progress, so it will be updated as folks are able to give me more pictures and information.

    (Updated Rev 4)
  43. Packard Model-Series Progression Chart
    This is a chart showing how the model years and series interrelate with one another. I also tried to show the a specific models evolution across the various years and series. I hope you find it usefull.

    ***UPDATED 11/17/2008***
  44. Packard Monoblock Inline 8-Cyl Engine Specifications 1935-54
    Compiled table of Packard Monoblock Inline 8-Cyl Engine Specifications for 1935-1954.
  45. Packard Parts and Accessories Merchandising Memos
    The are the Packard Parts and Accessories Merchandising Memos that were send out to Zone and Dealers to let them know about new Parts and Accessories to mechandise to customers.
  46. Packard Patent Filings
    The is a collection of Packard Patent Filings grouped by initial filing date. Please note that Packard filed for patent many years before those items were used in production in some cases.
  47. Packard Pointers No 24 ,1951
    This is the 1951, No. 24 issue of Packard Pointers. This was a newsletter that was send to Packard salesmen to give them "pointers" on how to tell.
  48. Packard Post-War Material Cards
    These are sample Material Cards that cover upholstery materials, carpet, and roof materials.
  49. Packard Section from period Motors Manual
    This I belive is a Packard Section from a Motors Parts and Labor reference manual. It contains basic information about all the models from 1940-54. It has a lot of tune up information, engine and body serial numbers. If has several exploded parts breakdown sheets that include the Transmission, Overdrive, Ultramatics, Trendle Bendix unit, Powersterring, Front Suspension, and steering. As well as a pretty comprehensive mechanical parts list.
  50. Parts and Accessories Bulletins
    These are the Parts and Accessories Bulletins that were sent from Factory to the Zone and Dealer about changes in Parts and Accessories.
  51. Philadelphia Zone Office Letters
    These are letter issued by the Philadelphia Zone Office, to dealers located in their zone, on various Service related subjects.
  52. Radio Instructions PA-439661 and PA439665
    This is a single sheet (double sided) set of radio instructions covering Packard radios PA-439661 and PA439665.
  53. Service Development Bulletins
    These are the Sevice Development Bulletins that were sent to the Zones and Dealers to cover a number changes in regards to service.
  54. Serviceman's Training Book: Engine Diagnosis and Tune-Up
    This manual was part of Packard's Service Training Program and covered engine diagnosis and tune-up for 19th, 20th, 21st series cars. But general procedures apply to any Packard with a Straight 8 or 6 motor. Printed July 1947
  55. Serviceman's Training Book: Know the 24th Series Packard
    This training book was sent out to all the dealers for mechanics to understand the new 1951 (24th Series) cars that were coming. This has a wealth of information about the new cars, their construction, and features. Information is relevant to all 1951-1954 Packards.
  56. Serviceman's Training Book: Ultramatic
    This is the Ultramatic Service Training Manual. These were given to new mechanics in training.
  57. Servicing Auto-Lite Generator Regulators
    "This booklet is designed for use by Auto-Lite servicemen. It is a refresher on how the Auto-Lite Generator Regulator works and on service procedures."
  58. Technical Letters
    Technical Letters issues by Packard on various issues.
  59. Trade Letters
    Trade Letters on various matters that were issued by Packard to Zones and Dealers
  60. Ultramatic Info from Studebaker STBs
    This represents the Ultramatic Service information and updates from that were contained in Studebaker service bulletings from 1957 thru 1961, but apply to 1956 Ultramatics and earlier.
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