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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. 1937-1949 Packard Bearing Data
    This covers all the Packard bearing related data from 1937-1949.
  3. 1941 - 1947 Series Igniton System Training Manual
    This manual from April of 1947 was the training manual given to new Packard Mechanics in Training. It contains a wealth of information that could be applied to most Packards of any year.
  4. 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.
  5. 1941-1949 Engine Service Manual
    This is the 1941-1949 Engine Service Manual. This was Section V of the entire set, but was bound as it's own manual. Very nice pictures throughout the entire manual.
  6. 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).
  7. 1947-49 Service Repair and Tuneup Booklet
    Here is the Service Repair and Tuneup Booklet for 1947-1949. This cover the 21-23rd Series.
  8. 1948 Accessories Brochure
    Here is the 1948 Accessories Brochure. This sales brochure explains all the optional accessories that were available in the 1948 Model year.
  9. 1948 Fact (Data) Book
    Here is the 1948 Fact Book. This is a great piece to look at. It guess through all the features on the car. It explains engine internals, suspensions, and all the other various systems of the car. This is a very nice piece.
  10. 1948 Packard Owner's Manual (1st Edition)
    Here is the 1948 Packard Owner's Manual. The contains all the essential information about operation and care of your Packard. It also contains basic repair (tune-up) information.
  11. 1948 Packard Owner's Manual (3rd Edition)
    Here is the 1948 Packard Owner's Manual. The contains all the essential information about operation and care of your Packard. It also contains basic repair (tune-up) information.
  12. 1948 Packard Service Counselors
    Here are the 1948 Packard Service Counselors. These were sent out every year to address problems and as addendums to the factory service manuals.
  13. 1948 Sales Brochure
    This is the "All New Eight's for 48" Sales Brochure
  14. 1948 Service Technical Bulletins
    Here are the 1948 Service Techincal Bulletins (STB's). I created the index below to make it easy to find the correct one.
  15. 1948-1949 22nd Series Paint Chips
    Here are the paint chips for the 1948-1949 22nd Series Packards. This information was taken from the 1948 Salesman Data Book which is also available.
  16. 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.
  17. 1948-49 22nd Series Taxi and Long Wheel Base Wire Diagram
    This is the 1948-49 22nd Series Taxi and Long Wheel Base Wire Diagram taken from the Service Counselors.
  18. 1948-49 22nd Series Wire Diagram
    This is the 1948-49 22nd Series Wire Diagrams.
  19. 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.
  20. 21st-22nd Series Packard Repair and Tune-Up Guide
    This is an illustrated condensed Repair and Tune-Up guide for the 21st-22nd series Packards. This would be a great piece to keep in the glove box for quick reference.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. General Letters
    These are General Letters issues by Packard to Zone and/or Dealers on various issues.
  24. 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
  25. 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.
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. 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**
  30. 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)
  31. 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***
  32. Packard Monoblock Inline 8-Cyl Engine Specifications 1935-54
    Compiled table of Packard Monoblock Inline 8-Cyl Engine Specifications for 1935-1954.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. Packard Radio PA-393607 Radio Facts
    This is the radio fact sheet and wire diagram for Packard Radio PA-393607
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. Philadelphia Zone Office Letters
    These are letter issued by the Philadelphia Zone Office, to dealers located in their zone, on various Service related subjects.
  40. 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.
  41. Serviceman's Training Book: Clutch and Electromatic Clutch
    This manual from July of 1948 was the training manual given to new Packard Mechanics in Training. It contains a wealth of information that could be applied to most Packards of any year.
  42. 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
  43. Serviceman's Training Book: Transmission and Overdrive
    This manual from March of 1948 was the training manual given to new Packard Mechanics in Training. It contains a wealth of information that could be applied to most Packards of any year.
  44. 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."
  45. Technical Letters
    Technical Letters issues by Packard on various issues.
  46. Trade Letters
    Trade Letters on various matters that were issued by Packard to Zones and Dealers
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