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Old 11-07-2012, 09:35:23 PM
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I have been very busy with work over the last year but finnally am closing in on a model 850 Delco. I spoke with Don a few times over the years and appreciated his wealth of knowledge. I was prepared to contact him to find out more here recently. I am very saddened to learn Don C Wiley is no longer with us. I see past discussion on his auction.
Does anyone have information on the 850 wiring diagram or is our new expert. I am so sad I am loosing the mood to talk about it.

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Old 11-07-2012, 10:51:17 PM
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I think there was an auction, and I don't know where the information is you need, but perhaps on the "sparks and arcs" forum here they have preserved the wiring diagrams?
Yes, it's sad, but Delco Don has gone, and we'll all soon be gone as well.
I hope we are all prepared. We're gonna be gone a LONG time.
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Old 11-08-2012, 12:04:38 AM
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" hope we are all prepared. We're gonna be gone a LONG time". Priceless!
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Lester,
Before you go Dick wants to take care of all your engines!
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Old 11-12-2012, 11:42:30 AM
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Yeah I sure miss talking to Don. We were always going together at a show somewhere in between us. Many phone conversations. Great guy.
I will look up some 850 diagrams for you and make another post here.

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Hi John, a fellow by the name of Jeff Himelick, (my father) has literature for sale, on the 850 & other models. These are very nice re-prints that he had made up, from his personal collection. I believe they are $35, includes shipping. If you or anyone else for that matter, would like to have copies, please let me know. There is quite a few left.

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Thanks to Dr. Delco, Wayne Sphar, I have some diagrams.
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Thank you all. I think these Delcos are cool. It was the lighting on my grandparents farm for several years. I remember seeing some broken Delcos batteries when i was little. My dad hated the generator and could not wait to get rid of it.
I hope those of you who got Don's Delcos will take good care of them.
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I just bought a Delco 850 built in 1920, and would like to find some manuals for it. I also need a coil and mounting bracket for it, as the one on it looks wrong. Thanks, Tom 763-561-3142
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I haven't been on this site for a couple months. I will look and see what I can find if you still need it.
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Thought I would share this pic of Delco Don. It is not the best, but the only one of him I had.
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Don, Myself, and Kevin Brown at the Oblong, IL Show several years ago. I was showing him a Model T Buzz Coil Electric Fence Charger I had just bought. I miss him at the shows.
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