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1948

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: 8659 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: 1552 times

1937-1949 Packard Bearing Data Image

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

Published: 2006-05-23 Views: 2318 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: 2064 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: 1911 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: 4083 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: 9513 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: 2867 times

1948 Accessories Brochure Image

Here is the 1948 Accessories Brochure. This sales brochure explains all the optional accessories that were available in the 1948 Model year.

Published: 2006-06-01 Views: 1530 times

1948 Fact (Data) Book Image

Here is the 1948 Fact Book. This is a great piece to look at. It guess through all the features on the car. It explains engine internals, suspensions, and all the other various systems of the car. This is a very nice piece.

Published: 2006-06-17 Views: 3084 times

1948 Packard Owner's Manual (1st Edition) Image

Here is the 1948 Packard Owner's Manual. The contains all the essential information about operation and care of your Packard. It also contains basic repair (tune-up) information.

Published: 2007-11-01 Views: 1377 times

1948 Packard Owner's Manual (3rd Edition) Image

Here is the 1948 Packard Owner's Manual. The contains all the essential information about operation and care of your Packard. It also contains basic repair (tune-up) information.

Published: 2007-11-01 Views: 2582 times

1948 Packard Service Counselors Image

Here are the 1948 Packard Service Counselors. These were sent out every year to address problems and as addendums to the factory service manuals.

Published: 2006-05-23 Views: 794 times

1948 Sales Brochure Image

This is the "All New Eight's for 48" Sales Brochure

Published: 2006-05-23 Views: 2258 times

1948 Service Technical Bulletins Image

Here are the 1948 Service Techincal Bulletins (STB's). I created the index below to make it easy to find the correct one.

Published: 2006-06-15 Views: 1595 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: 2852 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: 10817 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: 913 times

1948-49 22nd Series Wire Diagram Image

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

Published: 2008-11-19 Views: 2747 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: 1476 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: 1556 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: 1800 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: 4259 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: 983 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: 2209 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: 5123 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: 5056 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: 896 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: 1312 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: 2907 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: 618 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: 1485 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: 1104 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: 672 times

Serviceman's Training Book: Clutch and Electromatic Clutch Image

This manual from July of 1948 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: 2006-04-22 Views: 817 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: 1998 times

Serviceman's Training Book: Transmission and Overdrive Image

This manual from March of 1948 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: 2006-04-22 Views: 991 times

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