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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. 1946-1950 Packard Service Manual
    This is the 1946-1950 Packard Service manual. It contains 7 Sections which covers all the general mechanical systems on the various 46-50 models. This is an essential companion to the Parts List (aka Parts Manual).
  5. 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.
  6. 1949 - 1950 Tune Up Specification And Adjustment Chart
    Covers 22nd and 23rd Series Models
  7. 1949 - 1950 Ultramatic Drive Brochure
    Here is a very nice brochure on the Ultramatic Drive transmission. They has some great illustrations of the inside of the unit.
  8. 1949 Golden Anniversary Brochure
    The is the 1949 Golden Anniversary Brochure. This covers the Packard Super and Packard Super Deluxe models. A very nice piece.
  9. 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.
  10. 1949-50 23rd Series Wire Diagrams
    This is the 1949-50 23rd Series Wire Diagram set.
  11. 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.
  12. 1950 Acme Proxlin Paint Chips
    Here is the 1950 Acme Proxlin Packard Paint Chips.
  13. 1950 Custom Radio Owners Manual and Diagram
    This provides is the Owners Manual for the 1950 Custom Radio and provide the operation of the unit, tuning information, and schematics.
  14. 1950 Dupont Paint Chips
    Here are the 1950 Dupont Packard Paint Chips
  15. 1950 Golden Anniversary Eight Sales Brochure
    This is the 1950 "Golden Anniversary Eight" Sales Brochure. This is a large piece that opens up to poster size (scanned in sections), and shows illustrations of many of the 1950 models.
  16. 1950 Henney Packard Sales Brochure
    This is the 1950 Henney Packard Brochure. This brochure was produced by Henney and describes all the features that were available in the Henney Ambulance and Funeral Car.
  17. 1950 Henney-Packard Ambulance Brochure
    This is the Sales brochure for the 1950 Henney-Packard Ambulance
  18. 1950 Henney-Packard Flower Car
    This is the Sales brochure for the 1950 Henney-Packard Flower Car
  19. 1950 Henney-Packard Multipurpose Brochure
    This is the Sales brochure for the 1950 Henney-Packard Multipurpose Vehicle
  20. 1950 Magazine Ad
    Here is a Magazine Ad for Packard automobiles from 1950.
  21. 1950 Packard Kent-Moore Service Tool Guide
    This is the 1950 Packard Edition of the Kent-Moore Service Tool Guide. This is a illustrated 68 page catalog of all the available Packard (and other) service tools that Kent-Moore made. This also includes a cross-reference to tools that are used for other makes also. There is also a Packard Service Tools order sheet included with this.
  22. 1950 Service Counselors
    These are the 1950 Service Counselors. These were sent out during the year by Packard to provide updated service information to the Dealers.
  23. 1950 Service Technical Bulletins (STBs)
    Here are some of the 1950 Service Techincal Bulletins (STB's). Hopefully the missing ones will fill in over time. I created the index below to make it easy to find the correct one.
  24. 1950 Show Stopper Sales Folder
    Here is the 1950 Packard Sales Folder. This shows you all the different models that were available in 1950. It also highlights the Ultramatic.
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. General Letters
    These are General Letters issues by Packard to Zone and/or Dealers on various issues.
  29. 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
  30. How To: Packard Delco Shock Rebuild
    This is a "How To" written by Mark Hill on how to rebuild the Delco "Lever Action" Shocks used by Packard.
  31. 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.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. 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**
  35. 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)
  36. 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***
  37. Packard Monoblock Inline 8-Cyl Engine Specifications 1935-54
    Compiled table of Packard Monoblock Inline 8-Cyl Engine Specifications for 1935-1954.
  38. 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.
  39. Packard Partsman's Training Book
    The manual was part of Packard Dealer training and covered Parts Management and Merchandising. Thigs such as setting up part displays, inventory and other operations related to the a Dealer's Parts Department are covered. Printed March, 1950.
  40. 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.
  41. Packard Radio PA-393607 Radio Facts
    This is the radio fact sheet and wire diagram for Packard Radio PA-393607
  42. 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.
  43. Packards Marine Engine ads from Yachting Magazine
    The is a series of ads for Packard Marine engines that were found in Yachting magazine between 1947 and 1950. Nice reading for those interesting in Packards Marine Staight Eight engines.
  44. 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.
  45. Philadelphia Zone Office Letters
    These are letter issued by the Philadelphia Zone Office, to dealers located in their zone, on various Service related subjects.
  46. 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.
  47. 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
  48. Serviceman's Training Book: Service Management and Selling
    This manual from January of 1950 was the training manual given to new Packard Mechanics in Training. It contains information about Service Management, and Customer Service.
  49. Serviceman's Training Book: Ultramatic
    This is the Ultramatic Service Training Manual. These were given to new mechanics in training.
  50. 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."
  51. Technical Letters
    Technical Letters issues by Packard on various issues.
  52. Trade Letters
    Trade Letters on various matters that were issued by Packard to Zones and Dealers
  53. 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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