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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. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 1940 18th Series 110, 120 Wire Diagrams
    This is the 1940 18th Series 110-120 Wire Diagrams
  9. 1940 18th Series 160, 180 Wire Diagrams
    This is the 1940 18th Series 160, 180 Wire Diagrams.
  10. 1940 Illustrated Tune-Up Repair Manual
    These are Illustrated Repair Manual Sections that were published by Thompson Products.
  11. 1940 Packard 110 and 120 Brochure
    This is a sales brochure for the 1940 Packard 110 and 120 automobiles. It's list the various models and features that were available.
  12. 1940 Packard 110 and 120 Owners Manual
    This is the 1940 Packard 110 and 120 Owner's Manual. It covers the care, operation, and basic repair of the 1800 and 1801 chassis models. A must have if you own one of these Packards.
  13. 1940 Packard 160 and 180 Owner's Manual
    This is the 1940 Packard One Sixty (160) and One Eighty (180) Owner's Manual. This is a must have is you own one of these Packards, and it contains both operational and minor repair information.
  14. 1940 Packard 160-180 Preliminary Shop Manual
    This is the 1940 Packard 160-180 Preliminary Shop Manual. It is similar to the Owner's Manual in content, but does contain more techincal repair pages, specification and other pieces of information
  15. 1940 Packard A/C Parts List
    This is the 1940 Packard A/C Parts List. It includes part plates and listing of all the A/C parts.
  16. 1940 Packard A/C Promotional Mailer
    This is promotional mailer about 1940 Packard A/C that was sent by dealers to potential customers.
  17. 1940 Packard Dupont Paint Chips
    This sheet shows the Dupont paint color chips that were available for the 1940 Packard lineup.
  18. 1940 Packard Repair and Tune-Up Guide
    This is an illustrated condensed Repair and Tune-Up guide for the 1940 Packards. This would be a great piece to keep in the glove box for quick reference.
  19. 1940 Salesman Data Book
    This is the 1940 Packard Salesman Data Book. It contains sales information, specifications, model information about the 1940 Packard cars. This covers the 110, 120, 160 and 180 models.
  20. 1940 Service Letters
    This is the complete 1940 Service Letter Set. These were sent out during the year to update the Dealers with the latest service and company news.
  21. 1940 Special 40th anniversary of the Packard, Automotive News Annual
    This is special issue of Automotive News commemorating the 40th anniversary of the Packard Motor Car Company in 1940. Packard provided hardbound personalized copies, with the dealer or distributorís name imprinted on the cover of this special issue, for use of their sales and service staff, and for display in their show rooms and customer waiting areas. It is interesting in that there is a good history of the Packard Motor Car Company to that time. Also interesting are the advertisements from vendors to Packard and other businesses in the automobile industry congratulating the company on its accomplishments.
  22. Air Conditioner & Fridge News - Packard A/C
    Article from Air Conditioner & Fridge News talking about Packard's new A/C
  23. Crossing Tradition with Chain Lightning
    A 1940 magazine ad for the Packard Motor Car Company. It goes into how you can get "More car for your money!" with "Prices still further reduced as much as $133 less than a year ago". The model illustrated is a 1940 Packard One-Ten Touring Sedan $975.
  24. General Letters
    These are General Letters issues by Packard to Zone and/or Dealers on various issues.
  25. 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
  26. 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.
  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 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.
  34. Packard Promotional Pointers
    These are a set of Packard Promotional Pointers that were sent to dealers to give them information on both current Packard advertising and promotions as well as tip on promoting their dealerships and the Packard brand in their local markets.
  35. 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.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. Philadelphia Zone Office Letters
    These are letter issued by the Philadelphia Zone Office, to dealers located in their zone, on various Service related subjects.
  39. 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.
  40. 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."
  41. Stewart Warner Electric Wiper Service Information
    This is the Stewart Warner Electric Wiper service information covering adjustment and repair.
  42. 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
  43. Technical Letters
    Technical Letters issues by Packard on various issues.
  44. Trade Letters
    Trade Letters on various matters that were issued by Packard to Zones and Dealers
  45. 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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