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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 - 1940 Auto-Lite Electrical Equipment Parts List for Packard
    This is the 1935 - 1940 Auto-Lite Electrical Equipment Parts List for Packard. Contains parts list and illustrations.
  3. 1935-1941 Packard Parts List
    Here is the 1935-1941 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 1937-1949 Packard Bearing Data
    This covers all the Packard bearing related data from 1937-1949.
  6. 1938 and 1939 Packard Shop Manual
    This is the 1938 and 1939 Shop Manual (Condensed Format). This Service Manual covers all the models of those years and is must have piece if you own a Packard from these years.
  7. 1938 Service Letters
    This is a complete set of original 1938 Packard Service Letters (24 issues) These contain running service changes and company news and also contain information about the new 1939 models.
  8. 1939 - 1946 Tune-Up Specification And Adjustment Chart
    1939 - 1946 Tune-Up Specification And Adjustment ChartIt is recommended that you Right Click on the link(s) above and do a "Save Target As". This will download the PDF to your machine rather than trying to open and view it over the web.
  9. 1939 17th Series Six, Super Eight, and Twelve Wire Diagrams
    This is the 1939 17th Series Six, Super Eight, and Twelve Wire Diagrams.
  10. 1939 Illustrated Tune-Up Repair Manual
    These are Illustrated Repair Manual Sections that were published by Thompson Products.
  11. 1939 Packard Accessory Brochure
    This is the 1939 "Approved" Packard Accessory Brochure
  12. 1939 Packard Custom Car Radio with Automatic Tuning
    1939 Packard Custom Car Radio with Automatic Tuning Owner and Operations Manual
  13. 1939 Packard Data Book
    These Data Books were given to Salesmen and contain essential information about all the models including specifications, features, pictures, as well as company information. This also includes information on the Packard Custom cars.
  14. 1939 Packard Eight Owner's Manual
    Here is the 1939 Packard Eights Owner's Manual. This manual contains a wealth of information and was almost a mini-service manual.
  15. 1939 Packard Six & Eight Owners Manual - Swedish
    This is the 1939 Packard Six & Eight Owners Manual. It covers the care and operation of the vehicles. This version was printed and used in Sweden.
  16. 1939 Packard Six and One Twenty Sale Catalog
    This is the 1939 Packard Six and One Twenty Sales Catalog. It is 36 pages and contains wonderful illustrations of most of the models offered as well as technical and feature information.
  17. 1939 Packard Twelve and Super Eight Owners Manual
    This is the 1939 Packard Twelve and Super Eight Owners Manual. It contains valuable information of the operation and repair of the Packard Twelves and Super Eights.
  18. 1939 Service Letters
    This is complete collection of 1939 Service Letters (similar to the Service Counselors in later years). These Letters contain updated service information and company news. Also the 1939 Letters contain a wealth of information on the new 1940 models.
  19. 1939 Speciality Tool and Shop Equipment
    This lists the Packard specialty tool and shop equipment.
  20. General Letters
    These are General Letters issues by Packard to Zone and/or Dealers on various issues.
  21. 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
  22. 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.
  23. 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.
  24. 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**
  25. 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)
  26. 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***
  27. Packard Monoblock Inline 8-Cyl Engine Specifications 1935-54
    Compiled table of Packard Monoblock Inline 8-Cyl Engine Specifications for 1935-1954.
  28. 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.
  29. Packard Service Training File Supplements
    This a collection of Pre-War Film Supplements that were provided to Packard Service departments as part of Service Training. This booklets contains condensed service information on a variety of topics. As more of the Supplements are found they will be added to the list below. If you have any, please donate a scanned copy of them to the website.
  30. 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.
  31. Philadelphia Zone Office Letters
    These are letter issued by the Philadelphia Zone Office, to dealers located in their zone, on various Service related subjects.
  32. Pre-War Packard Stuff 1899-1942
    Listing of Body Styles and Models by year as well as number of Cars made;
    Wheelbase, Bore & Stroke, Horsepower, Price Range & Weight Range.
    Limited photos of early Packards & Celebrities with Packards. This booklet was created by Neil Anderson.
  33. 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."
  34. Stromberg Carburetor Packard Manual and Parts Catalog
    This is a Stromberg Carburetor Manual and Parts Catalog prepared for the Packard Motor Car Company. This was sent to the Service Managers at the Packard dealerships
  35. Technical Letters
    Technical Letters issues by Packard on various issues.
  36. Trade Letters
    Trade Letters on various matters that were issued by Packard to Zones and Dealers
  37. US-Rubber Passenger Car Spark Plug Chart
    This was an original insert card that was hung next to a the spark plug rack at a garage. It lists which spark plugs to use for many of the US Passenger cars from 1930-1942.
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