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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: 7847 times

1948-1954 Packard Parts List Image

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.

Published: 2007-04-28 Views: 9633 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: 3240 times

1951-1954 Service Manual Image

Here is the 1951-1954 Service Manual turned into a PDF and broken down into sections for easy download and viewing.

Just click on the links below to download/view:

Published: 2006-04-18 Views: 8887 times

1951-1956 Turn Signal  Wire Diagram Image

This is the 1951-1956 Turn Signal Wire Diagram.

Published: 2008-11-26 Views: 1313 times

1953-1954 Packard Air Conditioning Serviceman's Training Manual Image

This is the 1953-1954 Serviceman's Training manual for Air Conditioning. This was sent to the mechanics at the dealerships for they could learn how the A/C works and how to service it.

Published: 2017-02-27 Views: 495 times

1954  Salesmen Fact (Data) Book Image

Here is the 1954 Salesmen Fact Book. If you have never looked through one of these they contain alot of information. They were used by the salesmen at the dealers explain features. It shows color pictures of every model, and explain on the different systems on the car.

Published: 2006-04-19 Views: 1373 times


This is the "For Your Kind of Living" 1954 Caribbean Brochure. A nice piece about "America's Most Glamorous Sports Car"

Published: 2009-09-24 Views: 672 times

1954 54th Series Wire Diagrams Image

This is the 1954 54th Series Wire Diagrams.

Published: 2008-11-19 Views: 783 times

1954 Accessories Brochure Image

This is 2 page Brouchre that shows all the accessories that were available from the dealer in 1954. It's interesting the stuff your could get from the dealer

Published: 2006-06-03 Views: 1208 times

1954 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.

Published: 2011-09-02 Views: 607 times

This is a scan of the the front and back of a 1954 California DMV Registration card. This was for a 1954 Clipper Super Touring Sedan. It was from Santa Barbara and was bought in November 1954.

This was tucked in the front of my 1954 Clipper Owners manual that I bought. Obviously this was not for my car. But perhaps someone out there knows what happened to this car, or its original owner. :D

Published: 2006-04-22 Views: 804 times

1954 Clipper Owners Manual Image

This is a copy of my 1954 Clipper Owners Manual. I bought this used. It has several places where the previous owner wrote notes in regards to the right Oil Filter and Point Gap Size. But this is an interesting read. It explains the operation of all the systems on the car.

Published: 2006-04-22 Views: 1176 times

1954 Color Diagram Image

Here is a redrawn color diagram covering all models from 1954. This took me 30+ hours to draw, color, and fix mistakes. This is a vector based PDF that will print very nice at any size.

Published: 2006-04-19 Views: 1062 times

1954 Ditzler Paint Chips Image

Here are the 1954 Ditzler Packard Paint Chips.

Published: 2006-06-15 Views: 854 times

1954 Dupont Paint Chips Image

Here is the 1954 Dupont Packard Paint Chips. It contains all the color and the two-tone combinations. The last sheet also contain a reference of the colors from 1950-53.

Please be aware that every monitor and printer will show this sheet differently do to color differences.

Published: 2006-04-22 Views: 1408 times

1954 Invitation to View New Clippers and Packards Image

This was an Invitation send out to prespective customer to come view the New 1954 Packards and Clippers

Published: 2008-04-20 Views: 661 times

1954 Packard and Clipper Demonstation Brochure Image

This is the 1954 Packard and Clipper Invitation Demonstration Brochure. It has nice illustrations of most of the cars in the '54 lineup.

Published: 2009-10-12 Views: 955 times

1954 Packard Owner's Manual Image

This is the 1954 Packard Owner's Manual. This is for all the non-Clipper models. It contains operational and service information.

Published: 2010-01-14 Views: 1477 times

1954 Packard Panther Daytona Brochure Image

A small promotional brochure about the 1954 Packard Panther Daytona concept car.

Published: 2009-11-14 Views: 508 times

1954 Packard Service Counselors Image

Here are the 1954 Packard Service Counselors. These were sent out every year to address problems and as addendums to the factory service manuals.

Published: 2006-06-10 Views: 577 times

1954 Parts and Accessories Bulletins/Letters Image

Parts & Accesories Bulletins were sent to advise dealers of matters requiring immediate attention or new items or special pricing in the Parts Dept. Attachments are included, where available.

Published: 2010-02-16 Views: 344 times

1954 Sales Folder Brochure Image

Here is the 1954 Sales Folder Brochure. This is a very nice piece to look at for any '54 Packard or Clipper owner.

Published: 2006-06-04 Views: 1412 times

1954 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: 360 times

1954 Service Technical Bulletins (STBs) Image

Here are the Packard Service Technical Bulletins for 1954. The index below was created to make it easy to reference the ones that you may want to look at.

*UPDATE The set for 1954 is now complete. Thanks to Howard Hansen for filling in the missing one.

Published: 2006-06-04 Views: 786 times

1954 Spring Salon Invitation Image

Blank (non addressed) Invitation for 'Civic Leaders and Special Guests' to come the 1954 Spring Salon.

Published: 2008-04-20 Views: 567 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: 1053 times

288, 327, 356 & 359 Head Compression Ratios Image

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.

Published: 2011-08-12 Views: 1401 times

Here is an article on the Packard Line for either 53 or 54. Not sure.

Published: 2006-04-20 Views: 808 times

Borg Warner Overdrive Manual Image

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.

Published: 2006-11-20 Views: 3857 times

General Service Bulletins Image

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

Published: 2018-02-20 Views: 503 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: 4605 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: 1816 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: 2599 times

How To: Rebuilding a Packard Fuel Pump Image

Here is a 'How-To' article that I wrote on the process of rebuilding a mechanical fuel pump on my Packard. If you have never rebuilt a pump yourself or are just curious on how these pumps work I hope you find it an interesting read. I took pictures at every step of the way, so if you want to rebuild your own pump you can use this as a guide.

Published: 2006-12-28 Views: 3260 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: 1638 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: 288 times

Packard Monoblock Inline 8-Cyl Engine Specifications 1935-54 Image

Compiled table of Packard Monoblock Inline 8-Cyl Engine Specifications for 1935-1954.

Published: 2009-09-30 Views: 4402 times

Packard Parts and Accessories Merchandising Memos Image

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.

Published: 2018-04-26 Views: 667 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: 712 times

Packard Section from period Motors Manual Image

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.

Published: 2006-04-22 Views: 2529 times

Parts and Accessories Bulletins Image

These are the Parts and Accessories Bulletins that were sent from Factory to the Zone and Dealer about changes in Parts and Accessories.

Published: 2018-02-21 Views: 977 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: 1001 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: 357 times

Serviceman's Training Book: Engine Diagnosis and Tune-Up Image

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

Published: 2007-05-02 Views: 1610 times

Serviceman's Training Book: Gear Start Ultramatic Image

This is the service training manual given to the Packard mechanics to instruct them of the servicing of the Gear Start Ultramatic Transmission (late 1954). If you have a Gear Start this contains valuable service information.

Published: 2006-07-15 Views: 1887 times

Serviceman's Training Book: Know the 24th Series Packard Image

This training book was sent out to all the dealers for mechanics to understand the new 1951 (24th Series) cars that were coming. This has a wealth of information about the new cars, their construction, and features. Information is relevant to all 1951-1954 Packards.

Published: 2017-02-08 Views: 333 times

Serviceman's Training Book: Packard Power Steering Image

Published: 2015-04-22 Views: 642 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: 1622 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: 729 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: 1987 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: 784 times

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