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  1. 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.
  2. Carter WDO Dual Climate Controlled Carburetor Service Sheet
    This is the Carter WDO Dual Climate Controlled Carburetor Service Sheet for 1938 and Prior models.
  3. Philadelphia Zone Office Letters
    These are letter issued by the Philadelphia Zone Office, to dealers located in their zone, on various Service related subjects.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 1938 Packard Custom Bodied Cars Brochure
    This is a 1938 Packard Brochure covering the Custom Bodied Cars that were available.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Technical Letters
    Technical Letters issues by Packard on various issues.
  11. Trade Letters
    Trade Letters on various matters that were issued by Packard to Zones and Dealers
  12. General Letters
    These are General Letters issues by Packard to Zone and/or Dealers on various issues.
  13. 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.
  14. 1938 Packard Six & Eight Data Book
    This is the 1938 Data Book (aka Fact Book) for the Packard Six and Eight models. This was given to Salesmen at the dealerships and covers all of the features and specifications for the given models. It also contains wonder pictures and illustrations. 200+ pages.
  15. 1938 Packard Eight Owners Manual
    This is the 1938 Packard Eight Owners Manual. This covers the driving, care, adjustment, and emergency data for all the 1938 Packard Eight models.
  16. 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.
  17. 1938 Packard Six and Eight Sales Catalog
    This is the 1938 Packard Six and Eight Sales Catalog. It is 50 pages and contains wonderful illustrations of most of the models offered as well as technical and feature information.
  18. 1938 Packard Sales Brochure
    This is a 1938 Packard 6-Page Sale Brochure covering the Packard Six, Eight, Super Eight and Twelve models.
  19. 1938 Packard 'Six' Brochure
    This is the 1938 Packard 'Six' Brochure. It provides a narrative of the advantages to owning a Packard 'Six'.
  20. 1938 Packard Six & Eight Brochure
    This is the 1938 Packard Six and Eight Brochure. This brochure is very well illustrated to show the various models available, and the special features of each model.
  21. 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.
  22. 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)
  23. 1937-1938 Packard Shop Manual
    This is the 1937 and 1938 Shop manual. This covers the repair, maintenance, and specifications of the Packard Six, Eight, Super Eight and Twelve models
  24. 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.
  25. 1938 Illustrated Tune-Up Repair Manual
    These are Illustrated Repair Manual Sections that were published by Thompson Products.
  26. 1938 Packard Deluxe Radio PA-239772 for Senior Models 1603-1608
    This is the Installation and Operation instructions for Packard Deluxe Radio PA-239772. This was used in 1938 models 1603-1608.
  27. 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.
  28. Packard Monoblock Inline 8-Cyl Engine Specifications 1935-54
    Compiled table of Packard Monoblock Inline 8-Cyl Engine Specifications for 1935-1954.
  29. 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."
  30. 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.
  31. 1938 Packard Twelve Owners Manual
    This is the 1938 Packard Twelve Owners Manual. It contains valuable information of the operation and repair of the Packard Twelves.
  32. 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.
  33. New York Packard pricing for 1938
    This was a small 4 page salemen pamphlet that includes the New York pricing for the 1938 Packards, as well as selling features and specs.
  34. 1938 16th Series Six, Super Eight, and Twelve Wire Diagrams
    This is the 1938 16th Series Six, Super Eight, and Twelve Wire Diagrams.
  35. 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***
  36. 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.
  37. 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**
  38. 1938 Packard Six Manual
    This is the 1938 Packard Six manual. It covers both the operation and repair of the 1938 Packard Six.
  39. 1938 Packard Six & Eight Brochure
    This is the 1936 Brochure which covers the various Models, Body Types, and Features for the Packard "six" and Packard "Eight".
  40. 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.
  41. 1937-1949 Packard Bearing Data
    This covers all the Packard bearing related data from 1937-1949.
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