The History of the Delco-Remy Divsion of General Motors
A.K.A. "The Remy Brothers" or "The Remy Electric Company"
1896-1994
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Panorama of Progress
Plant 11 Open House November 1-2, 1952
This pamphlet was handed out to visitors during their tour of Plant 11, which was built for the production of jet engine parts to be used in the Allison and Chevrolet built J35.  Delco-Remy was one of several GM Divisions that built parts or jet engines for the government in the 1950s.  Oldsmobile in the same time frame built a plant to also make components for jet engines, which was known in Lansing, MI as the "Jet Plant", which made turbine blades for Buick built J65 axial flow jet engines.  Allison built the J35, which was a centrifugal flow type jet engine, and Delco-Remy supplied turbine blades for the compressor section. 

The military came back to the automobile industry for the production of jet engines for the Korean War, just as it had during WWII when Allison, Buick, Chevrolet, Dodge, Packard and Studebaker all built piston powered engines for the winning of WWII.  Allison built 14,000 J-35 between 1946 and 1955, most of which were used in F-84s and and F-89s.  A photo of Republic F-84s is shown in the pamphlet below, which were used extensively for ground attack during the Korean War. 


Seen here at the Rolls-Royce Heritage Center, Allison Branch is an Allison built J35 jet engine that Delco-Remy, Plant 11, made the compressor blades for.


The "Eager Beaver" 2-1/2 ton 6X6 truck shown here with Delco-Remy components was designated the M35 and was designed by Reo in Lansing, MI.  The M35 was the standard cargo truck for the US military for many years.


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Delco-Remy at the Normandy Invasion, June 6, 1944   World War Two Products and Product Applications   The Army-Navy "E" for Excellence Award   Our War Job
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