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Delco Light Plant - need help

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Default Delco Light Plant - need help

I recently bought a delco generator and need some help in identifying it. The tag says. Delco light
600 watts
32 volts service
Patent. 1918
I have attached photos. I have a million questions but the most important are:
1. What model do I have?
2. Does anyone have a schematic for it?
3. Why is the exhaust in a tee?
4. Is there something missing from the top of the cylinder shroud? I can look down and see the valve rocker arms.
5. Is there a source for parts out there. The handle on the double knife switch is broken. The muffler is missing.
6. The engine turns over pretty freely and the valves are opening and closing. It almost feels like there is little or no compression. Is this typical? it a four or two cycle engine.
8. Does it need a perfect seal on the top and bottom of the tube running from the carb to the crankcase?
9. I am planning on putting 30 weight oil and straight gas in it to start it. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
If you would take the time to answer any of these questions I would appreciate it. I am sorry to say I couldn't t find a way to add my photos. A little more info to help identify.the control panel has the double knife switch in the upper rat corner. To the left is a fuse and to the left of that is the ammeter. ( 0-30). Below it on the left is the starter mechanism and to its right is an alum cast cover for a relay. The gas tank is underneath the gen portion. Thanks
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