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Delco Light Plant Literature


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Old 01-29-2011, 02:21:09 PM
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My grandfather was a Delco Light Plant dealer, and I have a large book filled with the service manuals, parts lists, etc. for basically everything that they made/sold.

Is this stuff already available online, i.e. pdf, or are they old light plants so rare and unused that they do not care about this stuff?
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Old 01-29-2011, 05:18:22 PM
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I'm sure the Delco nuts would be pleased if someone were to scan and convert to pdf. It is difficult to find information on a lot of old equipment, much of which can be invaluable to a restoration. I've scanned a few manuals that I have access to, its time consuming but rewarding knowing you can help someone needing information. Lloyd H
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I do find stuff here and there but I am always interested in seeing more lit. I am a delco collector and display them at shows. It is nice to display literature with my delcos so people can understand what they were used for. I would love to see what you have or maybe get a copy of them.
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Old 01-29-2011, 10:06:52 PM
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No they are not rare or unused. I have 11 at last count give on average 60.00. Gave my Son A 12vdc little joe he uses every wk. or 2 to start tractor's or equipment. We use real gasoline( no Alkey.)..........Steve
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Default Re: Delco Light Plant Literature

Thanks for the info. I'll see what I can do to get it scanned, photoed, etc.

The manuals are all in a large leather bound book. I thought it was an old family bible when I first saw it.

Of course it might have been as important as the family bible at times.

I was surprised not to find much online about the Delco light plants. A few pages here and there, this place looks like the leading source for sure.
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Old 01-30-2011, 03:38:45 AM
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Check in with 'Delco Don', here on the Stak. He is very knowledgable on things delco!
Andrew
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Old 01-30-2011, 01:12:45 PM
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I would be very interested in obtaining a copy of this lterature. I am preparing a show display consisting of the generator, original batteries, lights, celing fan, radio, and water pump, all Delco and all operating. Will exibit at several Arkansas shows. Also looking for additional appliances.
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I am trying to restore a Delco 850 Light Plant. I have one complete unit and 3 more for parts. Are the service manuals in the book you found? A copy of the service manual would be a big help.
When I took the head off I was surprised to find that the piston at TDC came above the top of the cylinder bore. Actually the first ring comes about ˝ way out of the bore. Plenty of room in the head, but still seems odd. One of the parts engine still had the head and it does the same thing. Is that correct?
Thanks for your help
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My grandfather was a Delco Light Plant dealer, and I have a large book filled with the service manuals, parts lists, etc. for basically everything that they made/sold.

Is this stuff already available online, i.e. pdf, or are they old light plants so rare and unused that they do not care about this stuff?
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Default Re: Delco Light Plant Literature

I also have a Delco 1250, 850, 8-C-3, and a 752 that I'd like to find literature for. Shop manuals would be great, but I've never seen anything.
My repro owner's manual has very little information in it's few pages. I'd like to find some parts and repair manuals. Thanks, Tom
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Default Re: Delco Light Plant Literature

Not that anyone asked for it, here is a scanned manual for a Delco 8RA1, https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B9...3g1M1BMNGhBbEE. Feel free to grab a copy.
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Hello

I reprint manuals available for most Delco light plants.
Send me an email fdchief@aol.com and I will help you out

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Do you have anything on the little joe?
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