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Gilmore Car Museum -
Hickory Corners, MI
This page added 3-2-2014.
This museum located out in the
country northeast of Kalamazoo, MI is a large complex make up of several
buildings on the campus with all sorts of historic and in some cases
little known vehicles. Delco-Remy tags are evident on several
displays as can be seen below.
The Franklin Car Company was in business from
1902 until 1934 and used Delco-Remy parts. This 1928 Series 12a
Airman engine is a prime example of DR component usage.
This is actually rather interesting something
I had not seen before. This starter had both a DR tag and an
Autolite tag. As can be seen here the DR tag is on the frame while
the Autolite tag is on the frame end. It would appear that the DR
cranking motor was rebuilt at some point in time with the competitor's
DR tag model 723 C and serial number 3925 is on the cranking motor.
The Autolite tag.
The DC generator is all Delco-Remy.
957E and Serial number 3052.
The 1931 Franklin Airman engine on a simulated engine stand has only a
The DR tag on the distributor is Model
Number 643N and Serial Number 1929.
There is one whole wing or large room dedicated to the now by-gone
In the middle of the room is this wooden chassis model with engine
featuring Direct Air Cooling which did away with the need for the
The DR starter is Model 723-C and Serial 1111.
The DC generator is a 957E with Serial 7050.
This is the outside of the wing that featured
the Franklin vehicles.
There is one small building dedicated to the
Pierce-Arrow automobile. Picture here is a 1932 Model 54 eight
cylinder engine that could produce 125 hp.
It came with a Delco-Remy distributor.
Model number 660P, Serial number 4601.
The starter and DC generator looked to be DR products but had no tags on
them for confirmation.
In another buildingis the famous or infamous 1945 Tucker automobile with
the three headlights.
For those that come up and view the engine
they see two names on it; Tucker and Delco-Remy, as the DR tag is
very obvious on the distributor.
While the Serial number has been scratched off the Model number
111084 is still identifiable. The main thing is that the visitors
can plainly read the name "Delco-Remy".
Now this is some serious engine from Cadillac in 1930 with a V-16 of 452
cu. in. producing 165 hp. Note the double Delco-Remy ignition
coils and 16 cylinder distributor.
The Delco-Remy DC generator on the Cadillac
The generator is model 927E and serial number 518.
The rubber boots on the DR distributor have cracked over time but he
distributor cap looks to be in good condition.
This distributor was built in the time period when Delco-Remy controlled
the DELCO plant in Dayton, OH. Everyone in a while I come across
one of these.
This DR cranking motor has the foot starter
built into it.
Serial number 457 and Serial number 1146.
Note the red Bakelite tops to the twin coils.
This is unusual as they are normally black. Cadillac may have
wanted something a little different.
The name Delco-Remy is plainly seen
molded into the red tops here.
Also at the Gilmore Museum is this "see
through" display of a Chevrolet Corvair engine. Seen here
are the DR Distributor and DC generator.
Here the starter and solenoid are visible.