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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: 8780 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: 1623 times

1937-1949 Packard Bearing Data Image

This covers all the Packard bearing related data from 1937-1949.

Published: 2006-05-23 Views: 2374 times

1941 - 1947 Series Igniton System Training Manual Image

This manual from April of 1947 was the training manual given to new Packard Mechanics in Training. It contains a wealth of information that could be applied to most Packards of any year.

Published: 2006-04-21 Views: 2138 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: 1956 times

1941-1949 Engine Service Manual Image

This is the 1941-1949 Engine Service Manual. This was Section V of the entire set, but was bound as it's own manual. Very nice pictures throughout the entire manual.

Published: 2007-01-09 Views: 4144 times

1946-1950 Packard Service Manual Image

This is the 1946-1950 Packard Service manual. It contains 7 Sections which covers all the general mechanical systems on the various 46-50 models. This is an essential companion to the Parts List (aka Parts Manual).

Published: 2009-02-02 Views: 9652 times

1947-49 Service Repair and Tuneup Booklet Image

Here is the Service Repair and Tuneup Booklet for 1947-1949. This cover the 21-23rd Series.

Published: 2006-04-20 Views: 2910 times

1948-1949 22nd Series Paint Chips Image

Here are the paint chips for the 1948-1949 22nd Series Packards. This information was taken from the 1948 Salesman Data Book which is also available.

Published: 2006-12-29 Views: 2878 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: 10987 times

1948-49 22nd Series Taxi and Long Wheel Base Wire Diagram Image

This is the 1948-49 22nd Series Taxi and Long Wheel Base Wire Diagram taken from the Service Counselors.

Published: 2008-11-19 Views: 933 times

1948-49 22nd Series Wire Diagram Image

This is the 1948-49 22nd Series Wire Diagrams.

Published: 2008-11-19 Views: 2783 times

1949 - 1950 Tune Up Specification And Adjustment Chart Image

Covers 22nd and 23rd Series Models

Published: 2017-02-08 Views: 801 times

1949 - 1950 Ultramatic Drive Brochure Image

Here is a very nice brochure on the Ultramatic Drive transmission. They has some great illustrations of the inside of the unit.

Published: 2006-06-15 Views: 1186 times

1949 22nd Series Owner's Manual (5th Edition) Image

This is the 1949 22nd Series Owner's Manual (5th Editon)

Published: 2016-04-25 Views: 1141 times

1949 Dealer Accessories Price Book Image

This is the 1949 Accessories Price Book. This was used by the dealers to order accessories and diaplays for the dealership.

Published: 2006-07-09 Views: 905 times

1949 Golden Anniversary Brochure Image

The is the 1949 Golden Anniversary Brochure. This covers the Packard Super and Packard Super Deluxe models. A very nice piece.

Published: 2006-06-14 Views: 1979 times

1949 Henney-Packard Sales Brochure Image

This is the Sales brochure for the Henney-Packard Vehciles for 1949.

Published: 2009-11-13 Views: 790 times

1949 Henney-Packard Service Car Brochure Image

This is the Sales Brochure for the 1949 Henney-Packard Service Car

Published: 2009-11-13 Views: 527 times

1949 Henny-Packard Ambulance Brochure Image

This is the a brochure for the Henney-Packard Ambulances for 1949.

Published: 2009-11-13 Views: 869 times

1949 Henny-Packard Dual Purpose Brochure Image

This is the a brochure for the Henney-Packard Dual Purpose Vehicles for 1949.

Published: 2009-11-13 Views: 542 times

1949 Packard Owners Manual Image

This is a copy of the 1949 Packard Owners Manual. This is an interesting read. It explains the operation of all the systems on the car.

Published: 2006-05-15 Views: 2764 times

1949 Service Counselors Image

The Service Counselor were sent out monthly to Packard Dealers to provide updates to the Service Manuals, Service News, and recommended changes in service procedures.

Published: 2007-11-27 Views: 1050 times

1949 Service Technical Bulletins (STBs) Image

Here are the 1949 Service Techincal Bulletins (STB's). I created the index below to make it easy to find the correct one.

Published: 2006-04-21 Views: 1252 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: 3077 times

1949-50 23rd Series Wire Diagrams Image

This is the 1949-50 23rd Series Wire Diagram set.

Published: 2008-11-19 Views: 2357 times

1950 Golden Anniversary Eight Sales Brochure Image

This is the 1950 "Golden Anniversary Eight" Sales Brochure. This is a large piece that opens up to poster size (scanned in sections), and shows illustrations of many of the 1950 models.

Published: 2010-08-25 Views: 2040 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: 1523 times

21st-22nd Series Packard Repair and Tune-Up Guide Image

This is an illustrated condensed Repair and Tune-Up guide for the 21st-22nd series Packards. This would be a great piece to keep in the glove box for quick reference.

Published: 2008-09-13 Views: 1625 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: 1845 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: 4327 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: 1041 times

How To: Packard Delco Shock Rebuild Image

This is a "How To" written by Mark Hill on how to rebuild the Delco "Lever Action" Shocks used by Packard.

Published: 2013-05-07 Views: 2248 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: 5180 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: 5131 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: 924 times

Packard Radio PA-393607 Radio Facts Image

This is the radio fact sheet and wire diagram for Packard Radio PA-393607

Published: 2010-12-02 Views: 1334 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: 2956 times

Packards Marine Engine ads from Yachting Magazine Image

The is a series of ads for Packard Marine engines that were found in Yachting magazine between 1947 and 1950. Nice reading for those interesting in Packards Marine Staight Eight engines.

Published: 2008-09-04 Views: 633 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: 1557 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: 1159 times

Planned Sales Management Training Booklet Image

This was the 1949 Packard "Planned Sales Management" Training Booklet used to train Sales Managers at the Dealerships.

Published: 2009-10-12 Views: 298 times

Right-Hand Drive Engine Replacement Service Letters Image

These are General Service Letters issue by Packard Export Corporation in 1949 to Dealers and distributors of Right-Hand drive equipped vehicles on retrofitting 288 engines into Pre-War cars as replacement engine.

Published: 2010-03-24 Views: 607 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: 706 times

Serviceman's Training Book: Carburetor Service Image

This is the standard Carburetor Service Training Manual. This was given to new mechanics in training. This was printed in 1949.

Published: 2006-05-23 Views: 1067 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: 2045 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: 2594 times

Steel Magazine, May 9th 1949 Image

Detailed study of how a large manufacturing organization got that way—how if started, how it changed over the years, the dominant personalities who made its history, its physical concept today and where it appears to be heading for tomorrow- all combine to make a case history representative of a large section of U. S. industry in the twentieth century. The editors of STEEL have selected Packard Motor Car Co., Detroit, for such an analysis, the first of its kind ever attempted. The choice proved timely, for Packard is now celebrating a Golden Anniversary and has just introduced new models, as well as a unique new automatic transmission, commemorating the event.

Published: 2017-02-09 Views: 426 times

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