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Delco 8BW3 Battery charging generator


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Old 08-30-2011, 09:14:44 AM
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Default Delco 8BW3 Battery charging generator

My son just bought a Delco 8BW3 Battery Charging Water Cooled Engine-Generator - 800 watt, 32 volt D.C. (Marine) at an engine show. That is all the info I have been able to find ! I have found a LOT of info on the Delco Light Plants but not the marine units.

We are specifically looking for a manual and some pictures of how they should look and their history and types of boats on which they were used.

At the very least, his appears to be missing the point cover. It looks pretty complete.

I will try to get some pics tonight and post tomorrow.
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Default OOPS, Delco 8WG3 Water cooled generator

OOPS, bad memory on the model number ! See attached pics. It is a model 8WG3 Water Cooled Engine-Generator Only (“L” Head) – 800 watt, 32 volt D.C.(Marine).
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Default Re: OOPS, Delco 8WG3 Water cooled generator

That's a good find, but compared to my 8GW3 it is missing a few things. I'm guessing they would have been very similar.
There would have been a control box that went along with the unit. Either a Sentry box or an AB control, I think the early units used the AB control.
There would have been an exhaust manifold with a Sisson choke on it for automatic starting, and a water cooled muffler. It is missing the conduit adapter where the wires come out of the generator also. You can certainly wire it up for manual operation. I don't have any books on it but I do have a cut sheet on the 8GW3 that I can send you. Let me know if you find any manuals on it.
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