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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: 7746 times

1935-1951  Packard Trico Parts Catalog Image

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.

Published: 2020-01-09 Views: 741 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: 1530 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: 9445 times

1949-1951 Ditzler Paint Chips Image

Here is the 1949-1951 Ditzler Paint Chips. This is a single card that has all the paints for multiple years.

Published: 2006-06-15 Views: 2596 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: 3167 times

1951 - 24th Series 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: 2010-02-27 Views: 664 times

1951 24th Series Wire Diagrams Image

This is the 1951 24th Series Wire Diagrams

Published: 2008-11-19 Views: 1209 times

1951 Henney Packard Sales Brochure Image

This is the 1951 Henney Packard Brochure. This brochure was produced by Henney and describes all the features that were available in the Henney Ambulance and Funeral Car.

Published: 2008-05-29 Views: 765 times

1951 Henney-Packard Sales Brochure Image

This is the Sales brochure for the 1951 Henney-Packard Vehicles

Published: 2009-11-13 Views: 577 times

1951 January Issue of

This is the January, 1951 Issue of "Packard News" this was the internal Newsletter that was sent out to the dealers, and factory workers.

Published: 2008-03-16 Views: 652 times

1951 Owner's Manual Image

This is a copy of the 1951 Packard Owner's Manual. This is an interesting read. It explains the operation of all the systems on the car.

Published: 2006-05-28 Views: 1113 times

1951 Packard ABCD Brochure Image

This is the 1951 Packard "ABCD's for Car Buying" Brochure. It shows and list many of the models and features that were part of the 1954 Packard line up.

Published: 2012-04-30 Views: 520 times

1951 Packard Accessories Brochure Image

This is the 1951 Packard Accessories Brochure. It contains all the optional factory and dealer installed accessories that were available for 1951.

Published: 2008-04-20 Views: 1276 times

1951 Packard Operators Manual (Owners Manual) Image

This is the 1951 Packard Operators Manual (Owners Manual) and covers the care and operation of the 1951 Packard models.

Published: 2009-01-24 Views: 1386 times

1951 Packard Pointers No. 26 Image

This is the 1951 Packard Pointers No. 26 issue. This was a newsletter for Packard Salemen. This issue covers the Master Salesmen Club, and how to qualify for it. It also shows the current points standing of Salemen around the country.

Published: 2009-02-03 Views: 595 times

1951 Packard Sales Brochure Image

Here is the 1951 Packard Sales Brochure. Contains information on the available models, and colors. As well as highlights on the Mayfair, and the Convertible.

Published: 2008-01-02 Views: 938 times

1951 Packard Sales Brochure Image

1951 Packard Sales Brochure. Shows information about what was new for 1951, colors, and options. Also the Mayfair and Convertible are highlighted.

Published: 2008-01-02 Views: 1330 times

1951 Packard Service Counselors Image

Here are the 1951 Packard Service Counselors. These were sent out every year to address problems and as addendums to the factory service manuals.

Published: 2006-07-02 Views: 657 times

1951 Packard's the one for '51 Brochure Image

This is the 1951 Sales Brochure. It talks about that various features of the new 1951 body styles. "Everything here is new! Everything new is here!"

Published: 2009-02-11 Views: 1237 times

1951 Packard's the one for '51 Brochure Image

This is the 1951 Packards the one for '51 Brochure. It contains wonderful illustrations of the various models for 1951.

Published: 2010-10-18 Views: 604 times

1951 Packard's the one for '51 Brochure - French Image

This is the French version of the 1951 Packard's the one for '51 Brochure. It actually contains a typo on the front cover. Instead of Thunderbolt, it says Thunderbold.

Published: 2010-10-18 Views: 381 times

1951 Service Technical Bulletins (STBs) Image

Here are some of the 1951 Service Techincal Bulletins (STB's). I created the index below to make it easy to find the correct one.

Published: 2006-05-20 Views: 935 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: 8697 times

1951-1956 Turn Signal  Wire Diagram Image

This is the 1951-1956 Turn Signal Wire Diagram.

Published: 2008-11-26 Views: 1276 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: 1015 times

24th-25th Series Factory Production Options Image

This is a list of the available Factory Production options and the code for each option for the 24th-25th Series Cars (1951-1952).

Published: 2008-01-09 Views: 528 times

24th-25th Series Factory Production Options Image

This is a list of the available Factory Production options and the code for each option for the 24th-25th Series Cars (1951-1952).

Published: 2008-01-09 Views: 1292 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: 1357 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: 3796 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: 466 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: 4519 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: 1778 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: 3208 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: 1608 times

Hugh Ferry's Personal Notebooks Image

These are Huge Ferry's Personal Notebooks. They contain production values and various bits of company info. Including the combinations to the safes!

Published: 2016-04-25 Views: 232 times

Louvre Mounting Template Image

This is the Louvre Mounting Template, for mounting the 3 louvres on the back fenders of a 1951-52 Packard.

Published: 2012-04-20 Views: 390 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: 4333 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: 643 times

Packard Pointers No 24 ,1951 Image

This is the 1951, No. 24 issue of Packard Pointers. This was a newsletter that was send to Packard salesmen to give them "pointers" on how to tell.

Published: 2009-01-25 Views: 271 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: 684 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: 2487 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: 928 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: 622 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: 964 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: 319 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: 1563 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: 311 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: 1584 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: 1940 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: 759 times

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