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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: 7848 times

1941 - 1953 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: 2010-03-06 Views: 1568 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: 3241 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 26th Series Wire Diagrams Image

This is the 1953 26th Series Wire Diagrams.

Published: 2008-11-19 Views: 1227 times

1953 Dealer Invitation Image

This is a 1953 Dealer Invitation sent out to perspective customer to invite them into the dealership to see the new 1953 model.

Published: 2009-01-19 Views: 388 times

1953 Ditzler Paint Chips Image

Here is the 1953 Ditzler Packard Paint Chips.

Published: 2006-06-15 Views: 1055 times

1953 Dupont Paint Chips Image

This is the 1953 Dupont Paint Chips showing the available colors and combinations.

Published: 2009-11-11 Views: 1610 times

1953 Packard 26th Series Operators Manual (Owners Manual) Image

This is the 1953 Packard 26th Series Operators Manual (Owners Manual). It covers the care and operation of the 1953 Packards.

Published: 2009-01-24 Views: 1940 times

1953 Packard Balboa-X Brochure Image

This is a brochure of the Packard Balboa-X and how it received the Gold Medal D.S.C. Design, Comfort and Safety award.

Published: 2009-11-03 Views: 809 times

1953 Packard Retail Sales Conference Training Booklet Image

This was a Training Booklet given to the Salesmen at the 1953 Packard Retail Sales Conference.

Published: 2009-11-19 Views: 511 times

1953 Packard Service Counselors Image

Here are the 1953 Packard Service Counselors. These were sent out every year to address problems and as addendums to the factory service manuals.

Published: 2006-06-11 Views: 552 times

1953 Parts and Accessories Bulletins/Letters Image

Parts & Accessories 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: 409 times

1953 Road Test: The Packard '300' Cavalier Image

This is an interesting road test article on the 1953 Packard '300' Cavalier. It covers options that were available, hits on the strenghts and weaknesses of the '53 Cavalier.

Published: 2007-02-09 Views: 1289 times

1953 Sales Brochure Image

This is the 1953 Packard and Clipper Sales brochure. This is a very nice piece and also shows some of the optional accesories that were available in 1953.

Published: 2007-12-03 Views: 2309 times

1953 Sales Brochure promoting Ultramatic, Power Steering and Easematic brakes Image

This is a sales brochure for the 1953 Packard and Clipper models which highlights the Ultramatic, Power Steering and Easematic brakes.

Published: 2009-01-27 Views: 942 times

1953 Service Technical Bulletins (STBs) Image

Here is the complete set of 1953 Service Techincal Bulletins (STB's). I created the index below to make it easy to find the correct one.

*Update Thanks to Howard Hanson for filling in 54T-8, which I didn't even know was missing.

Published: 2006-06-04 Views: 1059 times

1953 Shareholders Invitation Materials Image

That is a combination of materials about a program but together to invite Shareholders into the dealers to view the new 1953 models and features.

This includes a Company letter to the dealer explaining the program. A copy of the shareholder invitation brochure, and an invitation card.

Published: 2009-02-07 Views: 537 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

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: 1402 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: 2600 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

Owners Service Card 2652-2917 Image

This is an Owners Service Card for a 1953 2652-2917.

Published: 2009-01-19 Views: 238 times

Owners Service Card 2672-9732 Image

This is a Owner Service card for a 2672-9732.

Published: 2009-01-19 Views: 200 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

Philadelphia Zone Office Letters Image

These are letter issued by the Philadelphia Zone Office, to dealers located in their zone, on various Service related subjects.

Published: 2018-03-12 Views: 651 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: (Carter) 4 Barrel Carb Image

This is the Carter 4 Barrel Carburetor Training Manual. These were given to new mechanics in training. This has a 1953 printing date on it.

Published: 2006-05-23 Views: 581 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: 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: 335 times

Serviceman's Training Book: Packard Power Steering Image

Published: 2015-04-22 Views: 644 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: 730 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: 1988 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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