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Delco 110V

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Old 09-26-2005, 12:14:58 AM
Allen L Fry
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Hello , I just purchased a delco light plant . It Has a 110V 1.25 KW decal on the circuit board ? It looks just like the 32v generator I have , I have just never seen a 110v delco that style . It is red and black in color , with the origional decals in place . I was just wondering if anyone had seen one like this , and also , how would I set it up too run ? any help with this would be greatly appreciated ! Thanks Allen
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Old 09-27-2005, 09:47:14 PM
Don C. Wiley Don C. Wiley is offline
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Is it a DC or AC generator? If it has a commutator with segments it is a DC, it it has slip rings it is an AC. Does it have a flywheel magneto, or does it have a coil and points under a cover over the end of the camshaft? If it has a flywheel magneto, there should be a crank handle in the rim of the flywheel to start it with. If it has points and a coil it is going to be a bit more dificult to work with.

According to my information you must have a Model-1271. You will need a 110 volt battery to make it opperate properly. Does yours have a governor? The 1271 uses the battery for a governor. It has a mixer instead of a carburetor and the jet is fixed to provide the proper load to keep it from running too fast, with the battery load. It is similar to the Model-850 except it is wound to produce 110 volts instead of 32 volts for the 850.

If you could post a picture it might help some.

good luck!

"DELCO DON" Southern Illinois
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Old 09-28-2005, 12:48:21 AM
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Don , It has a coil and points setup . It doesntnot have a crank in the flywheel . it looks just like my 32v delco ( unsure of the model ) same carb setup , and everything has the adjustment on the carb just like the 32v ! I will try to get some pics too you if I can get my camera working ! Thanks again ! Allen
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Old 09-28-2005, 08:13:44 AM
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Allen. I too am currently restoring a 110 vdc Delco. Mine has coil and points and is a model 3KW. Does yours have two gibs on the flywheel or one? Also I have a stack of paperwork on Delco generarators. Let me know if you need anything. Mark in southern Michigan
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