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1966 AC/Delco Division Advertisements

Just as the automotive manufacturing division of General Motors was formed by the acquisition of many independent brands, William Durant set about to gather many vital manufacturing companies under the GM company umbrella.

AC Spark Plugs– Named after Albert Champion, The spark plug manufacturing operation was formed by GM in 1908. Very quickly, AC became AC Flint (1908).

DelcoDayton Engineering Laboratories Company.

United Motors Service–Acquired by GM in 1918. UMS became a catch-all division, including Hyatt Roller Bearings, Delco, Remy Electric Co., New Departure Manufacturing Co, Pearlman Rim Co., Harrison Radiator Co., and Klaxton Co.  UMS became a division of GM in 1944. Around 1960 the division's name was changed to...

United Delco–Branches of UD included Delco Remy, Delco Harrison, Delco Packard, and Delco Moraine. In 1974, the division's name was changed to...
AC-Delco–In the mid-1990s, GM started to divest itself of its various component divisions. Delco-Remy was sold in 1994. Delco Electronics became Automotive Components Group, and eventually Delphi. Delphi was spun off in 1999.

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