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 Pacific War - Fredericksburg, TX


This 1,200 HP Packard Marine engine was used on PT Boats during WWII and is equipped with a D-R starter and generator.  The long handle is the reverse gear shift lever.  A Machinist Mate would site on the engine to operate the lever during slow speed maneuvering.  A Packard engine would consume 150 gallons of 100 Octane gas an hour at a top speed of 39 knots.  There were three engines in each 660 PT boats built.  This engine has obviously not been restored.


The Starter is upper left and the generator lower right.


The generator is at the bottom of the photo with the starter at top center.


Starter.


Looking at the starter from the front down low.


This photo shows a rectangular ID tag on the starter rather than the normal oval one that were attached to early products.  Could this have been produced at the Kings Mill plant in OH where DR built motors for Naval ships?


Delco-Remy DC Generator.


Much of the information on the DR Tag has been worn off and is unreadable.  What can be made out from the tag is that the generator could produce 75 amps at 2500 RPMs.  It looks like last three digits in the Model number are 703 or 783 and the serial number is 145?4.  System voltage is 24 volts.


A side view of the generator.

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" Award   Our War Job
Home  History   The Plants   Plant Photos   Moments in Time  The Products   Product Brochures   Service Manuals   Training Booklets   Video  Employment Numbers   Museums   Sources  Allied Divisions   Revisions   Reunions   Remy Electric Country Club   Vintage Literature about The Remy Electric Company   Links

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