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1929-1956 Packard National Automotive Service Data Image

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.

Published: 2006-05-27 Views: 8813 times

1950 -1956 Complete Utltramatic Service Information Image

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.

Published: 2006-09-19 Views: 3796 times

1951-1956 Turn Signal  Wire Diagram Image

This is the 1951-1956 Turn Signal Wire Diagram.

Published: 2008-11-26 Views: 1623 times


This is the 1955 "Sensations" Brochure that covers the Torsion Level Suspension.

Published: 2009-11-03 Views: 878 times


This is a very interesting letter from PMCC to all the dealers and salesmen on how to properly demonstrate the Torsion Level suspension that was new for 1955 to customers.

Published: 2008-03-10 Views: 708 times

1955 - 56 Instructions for installing Leece-Neville Window Lift Motors Image

This is a set of instructions and diagrams for installing Leece-Neville windows lift motors and circuit breakers in 1955 & 1956 Packards equipped with power windows. This document is dated 6-9-60 and I believe this covers new field replacement parts for fixing power motors in 55/56 Packards.

Published: 2009-09-29 Views: 701 times

1955 55th Series Wire Diagrams Image

This is the 1955 55th Series Wire Diagrams.

Published: 2008-11-19 Views: 1102 times

1955 Accessories Booklet Image

This is the 1955 Accessories Booklet. A very interesting read of all the stuff that was available from the dealer in 1955.

Published: 2006-06-12 Views: 1570 times

1955 Build Sheet and Production Code Chart Image

The availability of optional equipment wasn't always clear from the showroom literature or even the parts catalog, but it was spelled out for the dealers for the purpose of ordering and pricing vehicles via factory-issued Trade Letters, which are rather hard to come by these days.

To help decode build sheets and production orders and figure out what equipment your car came with as standard and what else was available, optionally, this information has now been summarized in a format similar to what you might have seen in sales brochures in more recent years.

Published: 2011-09-02 Views: 1229 times

1955 Clipper Motor Road Test Article Image

This is a Road Test article on the 1955 Clipper from the June, 1955 issue of Motor Trend.

Published: 2009-02-21 Views: 1000 times

1955 Clipper Owners Manual Image

This is the 1955 Clipper Owners Manual and covers the care, operation and minor maintenance of the vehicle.

Published: 2010-02-16 Views: 1287 times

1955 Dealer Book Image

This is the 1955 Dealer Book. It contains the paint chip samples and color schemes as well as upholstery samples for the 1955 Packards and Clippers. It also contains V8, Ultramatic and other technical information.

**UPDATED: Upholstery Link fixed**

Published: 2008-10-27 Views: 4255 times

1955 Ditzler Paint Chips Image

Here are the 1955 Ditzler Packard Paint Chips.

Published: 2006-06-18 Views: 904 times

1955 Ditzler Paint Chips Image

This is the 1955 Ditzler Paint Chips showing the available colors and combinations.

Published: 2009-11-11 Views: 972 times

1955 Double Prize Winner Torsion Level Suspension Brochure Image

This is a Brochure for the 1955 Torsion Level suspension which announces that Packard won the International Award for Merrit for it's design.

Published: 2008-04-20 Views: 630 times

1955 Double-Prize Winner Brochure Image

1955 Brochure about Packard winning two design prizes for the Torsion Level Suspension.

Published: 2009-11-10 Views: 507 times

1955 Dupont Paint Chips Image

Here is the 1955 Dupont Packard Paint Chips

Published: 2006-06-18 Views: 839 times

1955 Flat Rate Manual Image

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.

Published: 2010-02-16 Views: 503 times

1955 Mark IV A/C Installation Manual Image

This is the Installation Manual for the Mark IV aftermarket A/C unit in a 1955 Packard.

Published: 2009-11-26 Views: 547 times

1955 Packard Motor Trend Article Image

This is an article from the February 1955 issue of Motor Trend that covers the new 1955 Packards. "New Ride, New Look, New Engine"

Published: 2009-02-21 Views: 774 times

1955 Packard Service Counselors Image

Here are the 1955 Packard Service Couselors. These were sent out as addendums to the standard service manuals.

Published: 2006-05-28 Views: 1094 times

1955 Patrician Owner's Manual Image

Here is the 1955 Patrician Owner's Manual. If you own a '55 you need one of these. This explains the care and operation of you '55.

Published: 2006-05-31 Views: 1748 times

1955 Promotional Mailer Image

This is a 1955 Packard Promotional Mailer send by Dealers to perspective customer. This particular mailer is a blank and contains no customer or Dealer address.

Published: 2009-11-10 Views: 589 times

1955 Rinshed Mason Paint Chips Image

This is the 1955 Packard Rinshed Mason Paint Chips

Published: 2008-03-11 Views: 847 times

1955 Rochester 4GC Service Training Manual Image

This is the Service and Rebuild manual for the Rochester Model 4GC Carburetors.

Published: 2006-05-23 Views: 793 times

1955 Sales Spotlight Bulletins (Parts & Accessories Merchandising) Image

Sales Spotlight Bulletins were sent to dealers to promote the ordering and stocking of featured products - typically, accessories, maintenance, or new items - to help build additional sales and profits. Attachments are included, where available.

Published: 2010-02-16 Views: 545 times

1955 Service Technical Bulletins (STBs) Image

Here is the almost complete set of 1955 Service Technical Bulletins (STB's). I created the index below to make it easy to find the correct one. If you can fill in any of the missing ones please let me know.

Published: 2006-05-31 Views: 1668 times

1955 Studebaker-Packard Corp Paint Chips Image

Here are the 1955 1955 Studebaker-Packard Corp Paint Chips

Published: 2006-06-18 Views: 1369 times

1955 The New Packard Brochure Image

This is the 1955 "The New Packard" Sale Brochure folder. It contains 16 pages and wonderful illustrations of the various models that were available in 1955.

Published: 2012-08-01 Views: 1604 times

1955 Torsion Level Suspension Brochure Image

Here is the 1955 Torsion Level Suspension Brochure. This was a sales piece that explain the features and benefits of the Torsion Level Suspension.

Published: 2006-05-31 Views: 1229 times

1955 Two Great Lines - Packard Magazine/Brochure Image

This is a large format 20 page brochure that is setup almost like a magazine. Beautiful full color illustrations of many of the 1955 models and chassis setup. This is the first time I have ever seen this brochure anywhere. So not sure if it is pretty rare or not.

Published: 2009-11-26 Views: 1749 times

1955-1956 Flat Rate Manual Image

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.

Published: 2010-02-17 Views: 763 times

1955-1956 Packard Service Manual Image

Here is the 1955-1956 Service Manual turned into a PDF and broken down into sections for easy download and viewing.

**UPDATE** All the sections have been replaced with Higher Quality versions. Thanks to Howard for rescanning this!

Published: 2008-10-19 Views: 11687 times

1955-1956 Parts and Accessories List Image

Here is the 1955-1956 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.

Published: 2008-09-09 Views: 5787 times

1955-1956 Torsion Level Wire Diagram Image

This is the 1955-1956 Torsion Level Wire Diagram.

Published: 2008-11-26 Views: 1027 times

1955-56 A/C Install Guide Image

Here is the 1955-56 A/C Install Guide.

"Some might get a kick out of this. Even though hang on and trunk units were available and probably much less cost & trouble to install, guess East Grand thought they were not befitting a properly attired Packard so the kit was made available mid 55. Wonder if anyone has info on how much it cost to be done after the fact rather than ordered up front." - Howard

Published: 2006-05-26 Views: 1082 times

1955-56 Packard Rochester 4GC Service Information Image

Published by the United Motors Division of GM, these sheets provide detailed breakdown of components (with GM Rochester part numbers), adjustments and specifications.

Published: 2007-03-05 Views: 1044 times

1955-SAE “The New Packard V-8 Engine” Image

This is SAE Paper 560020 (Number 479) which covering “The New Packard V-8 Engine” and was written by W. E. Schwieder from Packard. This was given at a the:

SAE Golden Anniversary Passenger, Car, Body and Material Meeting at the Sheraton_Cadillac Hotel, Detroit, MI on March 1-3, 1955.

This cover the history, engineering and mechanics of the new Packard V-8 engine.

Published: 2009-04-07 Views: 1391 times

These are Shell Service Charts covering Packards from 1957-1941. Contains lube information, tune up replacement part lists, and model identification.

Published: 2009-06-20 Views: 1543 times

1958 S/P Service Bulletin #339 Image

A number of items concerning Supercharger Fuel Pump, Ultamatic, Twin Traction, Windshield Washers and others.

Published: 2006-12-30 Views: 588 times

AEA Packard Tune Up & Wiring Diagram Charts Image

These charts, printed on both sides of a single piece of card stock, provide detailed specifications for starting, charging, ignition, fuel and miscellaneous systems - a quick reference for independent service facilities from decades ago. Wiring diagrams are also included - space permitting.

Published: 2007-03-05 Views: 2303 times

How Potent is the Packard V8 - HotRod Magazine Article Image

This is an article for the Auguest 1955 Issue of HotRod Magazine. It covers all the in's and out's of the 1955 Packard V8 motor.

Published: 2009-03-11 Views: 863 times

HOW TO: Ranco Heater Valve Seal Replacement Image

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.

Published: 2008-11-06 Views: 5201 times

HOW TO: Rebuild a Trico Mag-Nu-Matic Washer Pump Image

This is a How-To article I wrote while rebuilding my Trico Mag-Nu-Matic Windshield Washer Pump. Hopefully it provides information for those looking to rebuild their own pump. Enjoy.

Published: 2009-03-21 Views: 2086 times

HOW TO: Rebuild the Packard Bendix-Treadlevac Master Brake Cylinder Image

This "How To Article" gives step by step directions and pictures on rebuilding the Bendix-Treadlvac Master Brake Cylinder used on 1952-1956 Packards.

Published: 2009-12-19 Views: 2984 times

HOW-TO: Adapting a Modern Fuel Sender Image

This is a great article written by Howard Hanson on how to adapt a modern $18 JC Whitney Fuel Sender to work in the a 56 Packard. According to Howard he belives this should for for any Packard from 1951-56.

Published: 2006-08-01 Views: 1907 times

Luster Seal Mailer Image

This is a mailer that was sent to customers about Luster Seal that was available from their local Packard dealer. No date, but based on the "S-P" would be 1954-58.

Published: 2012-04-30 Views: 481 times

Novi A/C Service Information Image

This information was published in "Service Automotive Air Conditioners by Dale Mericle" and was published in 1956. It covers the Novi system that was used by Packard and Studebaker.

Published: 2017-02-10 Views: 381 times

Packard Advanced Engineering Division Project No. 354. Dynamic Studies of (Fuel) Injection Nozzles Image

This is a set of documents from the Advanced Engineering Division at Packard that was investigating the use of fuel injection on Packard V8 engines. This document provides a rare look at some of the hush-hush R & D that was going on behind the scenes at Packard.

Published: 2010-01-18 Views: 571 times

Packard Model-Series Progression Chart Image

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***

Published: 2008-11-08 Views: 4031 times

Packard Post-War  Material Cards Image

These are sample Material Cards that cover upholstery materials, carpet, and roof materials.

Published: 2011-01-30 Views: 1016 times

Packard Radio 462047 and 472048 Owners Manual Image

This the 1955 (56) Packard Radio 462047 and 472048 Owners Manual. If covers basic operation and usage.

Published: 2009-11-03 Views: 1178 times

Radio Instructions PA-439661 and  PA439665 Image

This is a single sheet (double sided) set of radio instructions covering Packard radios PA-439661 and PA439665.

Published: 2009-10-12 Views: 1296 times

RHD V8 Packard Roadtest Article Image

Here is a roadtest by a British publication of a right-hand drive V8 Packard. The V8 cars were converted to RHD by Leonard Williams, the London Packard dealer. From 1939 thru 1954 the RHD cars were assembled at Detroit; before that by Packard Canada starting in 1933 I believe.

There are several things interesting about the RHD conversion. Firstly the V8 models were the first to Dave Czirr knowledge where Packard did not do the conversions themselves, either in Detroit or at Packard Canada. Secondly, the omission of the clutch pedal let them move the two pedals and dimmer switch to the right in the conventional arrangement, previously notably in the early to mid-30s, the accelerator was placed between the brake and the clutch due to the confined space.

Published: 2007-06-22 Views: 602 times

SAE Torsion Level Engineering Specification Image

A very interesting piece describing the history and engineering specs of the Torsion Level Suspension

Published: 2008-03-16 Views: 1409 times

Service Development Bulletins Image

These are the Sevice Development Bulletins that were sent to the Zones and Dealers to cover a number changes in regards to service.

Published: 2018-02-21 Views: 724 times

Serviceman's Training Book:  The 55th Series V8 Engine Image

This is the Serviceman's "Training Booklet: The 55th Series V8 Engine with Test Procedures - Trouble Shooting". These are essential companions on the Service Manual and help to fill in the missing gaps of "assumed" information.

Published: 2009-10-12 Views: 737 times

Serviceman's Training Book: 1955 - Mechanical Changes and Torsion Level Suspension Image

This the Serviceman's Training Book for 1955 covering mechanical changes for the 1955 series and also the Torsion Level Suspension.

Published: 2012-12-07 Views: 1599 times

Serviceman's Training Book: Packard Power Steering Image

Published: 2015-04-22 Views: 864 times

Serviceman's Training Book: The 55th Series Image

This is the 1955 Service's Training Book that covers Clipper and Packard Mechanical Changes and the Torsion Level Suspension. If you have a 55 or a 56 this is good information to have in your toolbox.

Published: 2006-07-15 Views: 1677 times

Serviceman's Training Book: Ultramatic Image

This is the Ultramatic Service Training Manual. These were given to new mechanics in training.

Published: 2006-05-23 Views: 1987 times

Serviceman's Training Manual: Brakes and Easamatic Image

This is the Serviceman's Training Manual: Brakes and Easamatic booklet. This was part of the training program for Packard Mechanics. Produced in 1952 it covers the new Easamatic Brake Booster and general Packard brake servicing. Applicable to 1952-1956 models.

Published: 2020-04-27 Views: 1111 times

Servicing Auto-Lite Generator Regulators Image

"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."

Published: 2009-09-24 Views: 2621 times

Torsion Level System and Load Levelers on American Vehicles Image

Torsion Level System and Load Levelers on American Vehicles provides descriptive data on the 1955 Packard Torsion level system.

Published: 2008-08-22 Views: 589 times

Ultramatic Info from Studebaker STBs Image

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.

Published: 2006-07-09 Views: 1042 times

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