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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National Museum of the United States Air Force  A.K.A. The Air Force Museum, Dayton OH

On display for the 50th Anniversary of the Korean war is an EDO Corporation A-3 lifeboat that was attached to the bottom of an SB-29 which would drop the lifeboat to B-29 crews that had to abandon their aircraft over the ocean after suffering damage over targets in North Korea.  As part of the lifeboat was a Red Wing "Meteor" four cylinder gas engine.  The "Meteor" engine on display at the Museum has a DR starter, DC generator, regulator and what appears to be a DR coil and distributor.  Both the starter and generator are on the front side of the engine with DR tags for the more than 1.2 million yearly visitors to the Museum to see.  Dayton Daily News Article


As one walks up to the display the DC generator and starter are right in front for everyone to see.  The regulator is on the back on the right side while the coil is in the upper left and the distributor is on the back side of the engine.


DC Generator Model 1102714, Serial Number 1L20.


The black tag indicates a 6 volt system.


Starter motor Model 1109607, Serial Number 1M12.  Ted Vinson remembered building these motors on the miscellaneous line in Plant 3.  The strap at the left end of the motor held on by a screw and nut allowed the brushes to be accessed.  This feature was later removed as it was found there was no need to repair the brushes.  With the magnetic switch that is attached which would have in the 1950s been made in Plant 7 this indicates the motor has a Bendix Drive. 


Here is the contact regulator on the back side of the engine.


The distributor on the back side.  One has to take a blind photo of it by reaching over the display with the camera.  Although due to its location an ID tag can not be seen, Ted Vinson thought this was a DR distributor.

Air Force Museum   America's Packard Museum    Auburn Cord Duesenberg Museum   Buick Museum   Chrysler Museum   Gilmore Car Museum   Kansas Aviation Museum   Kokomo Auto Museum   Michigan Firehouse Museum   Museum of Flight   National Automobile and Truck Museum    National Packard Museum   Rolls-Royce Heritage Trust Allison Branch  RE Olds Transportation Museum   Ropkey Armor Museum   Studebaker Museum   USS Alabama Aviation Museum   War in the Pacific Museum   Ypsilanti Automotive Heritage Museum
 

 

 

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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