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1929 Bendix Brakes Service Bulletin Image

This is a 1929 Bendix Brake Service Bulletin (no. 204, Dec. 1st, 1929) that covers brake adjustments for Packards with the Bendix-Perrot 3-shoe mechanical brake system.

Published: 2010-03-21 Views: 1672 times

1929 Mechanical Features of the Packard Custom Eight (640) Image

This is the Mechanical Features of the Packard Custom Eight (640) Brochure. It highlights the various mechanical feature that exists on the 1929 6th Series 640 (aka 6-40) models. This is also applicable to the 7th and 8th Series customs as well

Published: 2010-04-20 Views: 1422 times

1930 726-733

This is the 1930 "Luxurious Transportation" Brochure which covers the 726 and 733 Standard Eight Models. Wonder model illustrations are included.

Published: 2011-04-21 Views: 1255 times

1930 Packard Eight 740 and 745 Tool Equipment List Image

This is a Tool Equipment list for the 1930 Packard Eight 740 and 745 models. This was shipped with the car and listed all the Tools and Equipment that a specific vehicle was shipped with.

Published: 2010-07-06 Views: 947 times

1930 Packard Factory Tool Catalog Image

This is the 1930 Packard Special Tool and Equipment Catalog. It contains pictures and descriptions of the various tools and equipment needed to Service Packards of that era.

Published: 2010-03-17 Views: 1138 times

1930 Packard Paint Chips Image

There are the 1930 Packard Paint Chips. They can be used to get a general sense of the color, and the color name for that model year.

Published: 2010-03-22 Views: 2210 times

1930 Service Letters Image

These are the 1930 Service Letters. These were sent to the Dealers by the Factory to keep them updated on Service Changes.

Published: 2009-11-11 Views: 503 times

1930-1932 (7th-9th Series) Packard Service Parts List Image

This is the 7th, 8th and 9th Series Packard Service Parts List. This covers the models from 1930-1932. It also includes the index and the Custom Bodied Service Parts List addendum.

Published: 2007-01-17 Views: 2382 times

1931 Packard Ditzler Paint Chips Image

This is the 1931 Packard Paint Chips (Ditzler). It contains the colors and paint codes that were available for the 1931 Packard Models.

Published: 2010-03-17 Views: 2134 times

7th Series (1930) Packard Eight Owner's Manual Image

Here is the 7th Series (1930) Packard Eight 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: 2007-11-04 Views: 1576 times

Earle C. Anthony Dealer Letters Image

Letters issued by West Coast Distributor Earle C. Anthony Dealer to his dealerships.

Published: 2020-01-09 Views: 1060 times

General Letters Image

These are General Letters issues by Packard to Zone and/or Dealers on various issues.

Published: 2016-05-14 Views: 1101 times

Packard and Studebaker-Packard Annual Corporate Reports Image

These Packard and Studebaker-Packard Annual Corporate Reports were prepared each year for the annual stockholders meeting and distributed to the shareholders. They contains interesting information on both what occurred the previous year and also the some outlooks for the coming year. Some contain wonderful pictures of new models, new plant renderings, etc.

Published: 2012-04-19 Views: 1754 times

Packard Carburetor Application List Image

This is a list of carburetor application by model. It is a work in progress and will be edited and updated and information is discovered.

Published: 2011-04-20 Views: 2092 times

Packard Engine Serial Number Reference Image

This is a list of Packard engine serial numbers from 1899-1956. Hopefully this will left to provide not only a reference to those wanting to know if their engine is correct for their model, but also some basic information about all the engine in a quick reference.

**UPDATED 2/27/12**

Published: 2012-02-27 Views: 10673 times

Packard Hub Cap and Wheel Cover Identification Guide Image

This guide was put together to help identify Hub Caps and Full Wheel Covers that were used on Packard models. This is a work in progress, so it will be updated as folks are able to give me more pictures and information.

(Updated Rev 4)

Published: 2010-03-10 Views: 4565 times

Packard Model-Series Progression Chart Image

This is a chart showing how the model years and series interrelate with one another. I also tried to show the a specific models evolution across the various years and series. I hope you find it usefull.

***UPDATED 11/17/2008***

Published: 2008-11-08 Views: 3267 times

Packard Patent Filings Image

The is a collection of Packard Patent Filings grouped by initial filing date. Please note that Packard filed for patent many years before those items were used in production in some cases.

Published: 2016-07-08 Views: 469 times

Packard Standard Eight Facts Model 726-733 (Data Book) Image

This is the Packard Standard Eight Facts for Models 726-733. I believe that was similar to the Salesmen Fact books or Data Books that were used in the later years.

Published: 2009-01-25 Views: 574 times

Pre-War Packard Stuff 1899-1942 Image

Listing of Body Styles and Models by year as well as number of Cars made;
Wheelbase, Bore & Stroke, Horsepower, Price Range & Weight Range.
Limited photos of early Packards & Celebrities with Packards. This booklet was created by Neil Anderson.

Published: 2009-08-27 Views: 2275 times

Record of Packard Motor Cars (1930 printing) Image

Published in Aug. 1930, this is a record of Packard Motor Cars manufactured since 1905 (1905 - 1930), showing Motor Number, Vehicle Number, Horse Power, Bore and Stroke, Number of Cylinders, Type of Body, Seating Capacity, and Shipping Weight.

Published: 2010-04-02 Views: 917 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

Stromberg Carburetor Packard Manual and Parts Catalog Image

This is a Stromberg Carburetor Manual and Parts Catalog prepared for the Packard Motor Car Company. This was sent to the Service Managers at the Packard dealerships

Published: 2017-10-23 Views: 1315 times

Technical Letters Image

Technical Letters issues by Packard on various issues.

Published: 2016-05-16 Views: 1664 times

The Accessory Promotors Image

These are "The Accessory Promotor" that were issued by the Factory to the Dealers and Distributor to help keep the field abreast of new and changes in regards to accessories. These are not titled, so are just listed by their issue date.

Published: 2016-05-16 Views: 544 times

Trade Letters Image

Trade Letters on various matters that were issued by Packard to Zones and Dealers

Published: 2016-05-15 Views: 1338 times

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