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Delco-Light 850 Restoration

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Old 01-22-2003, 02:27:36 PM
Bill Pladl
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Default Delco-Light 850 Restoration

I am in the process of restoring a Delco-Light 850w light plant my Grandparents used to light their house in the NY Catskill area. The plant was in use, with the glass batteries, until the mid 60ís when a spring was lost from the ignition points leaving the unit inoperable. A replacement part was not available and the plant was abandoned.

The plant is in good shape with the exception of a few missing parts. The parts that are missing: Exhaust valve spring & retainer, brush springs, and the ignition points assembly. The exhaust valve was also missing but a local machine shop was able to set me up with a replacement. I suspect the original ignition coil is not working since a Ford coil and resistor were wired in next to it.

Any info is greatly appreciated.
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