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Delco Light Plant - need help


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Default Re: Delco Light Plant - need help

"I have a 32 volt radio that I won't run on 36. I intend to build a 32 volt regulator in it for protection."

Steve:

Anything below about 39 volts won't hurt the radio because it was designed to be operated off of a fully charged (or charging) 32 volt battery bank is approximately fully charged when they are at about 37.5 volts.

Remember that 6 volt tube type car radios did fine at a little over 7 volts and the 12 volt ones were fine at around 14 volts.
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The very early overhead valve Delco‘s were all cast-iron heads and cylinders. The copper cooling fins came about in the 30s with the automatic start plants. The last ones to be built used an L head design and they went back to cast-iron possibly with an aluminum head.
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