1948-1950 Packard Specifications

Just who exactly designed the 1948-1950 Packard Eight Station Sedan will likely remain a mystery. Find specifications for the 1948-1950 Packard Eight Station Sedan in the following chart.

1948-1950 Packard Specifications

General

Price
$3,425
Wheelbase (in.)
120.0
Overall length (in.)
204.6
Overall width (in.)
77.5
Overall height (in.)
64.1
Tread, front/rear (in.)
59.69/60.94
Ground clearance, (in.)
7.5
Curb weight (lbs)
4,075
Cargo area (cu ft)
63.0
Fuel tank (gal)
17.0
Engine

Type
L-head straight 8
Bore x stroke (in.)
3.50 x 3.75
Displacement (cid)
288.64
Horsepower @ rpm
130 @ 3,600
Torque (lb-ft) @ rpm
226 @ 2,000
Compression ratio
7.0:1
Main bearings
5
Lubrication
full-pressure
Carburetor
Carter 2-bbl
Choke
automatic
Fuel pump
mechanical
Cooling system
thermostatic temperature control, 18-inch fan, pressure-sealed filler cap, 18-qt capacity
Clutch
semi-centrifugal, single dry plate, ball throw-out bearing
Diameter (in.)
10.0
Transmission
three-speed manual, synchronized in 2nd and 3rd, helically cut gears, 9 ball and roller bearings; overdrive opt
Ratios:

1st
2.03:1
2nd
1.28:1
3rd
1.00:1
Overdrive
0.61:1
Frame
X-member type, box-section side rails, 5 crossmembers
Body
all-steel, wood overlays
Suspension, front
independent, coil springs, short and long arms, double-acting lever shock absorbers, stabilizer bars
Suspension, rear
solid axle, semi-elliptic leaf springs 57.375 inches long, double-acting tubular shock absorbers, 5th shock absorber and lateral stabilizer
Electrical system
6 volt, automatic spark control
Drive
Hotchkiss type, 3-in. propeller shaft with 2 roller-bearing universal joints, hypoid rear axle
Final drive ratio
3.9:1
Brakes
hydraulic, drums, self-energizing
Drum diameter (in.)
12.0
Effective braking area (sq in.)
171.5
Steering
worm and 3-tooth roller
Ratio
26.2:1
Turns lock-to-lock
3.5
Turning circle, dia (ft)
44.0
Wheels/tires
steel disc/6.50 x 16 4-ply

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