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Delco and other Low Voltage DC Light Plants

Delco light plant ID needed

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Old 05-31-2001, 03:19:50 PM
Greg Fosmark
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Default Delco light plant ID needed

Hi All, I'm new to the list and new to light plants. I was at a swap meet last week and this Delco light plant fallowed me home. I would like to know what model it is, and it's approximate age. Is there is a source for manuals (parts, repair, owners) and parts for them? The only number I can find on it is 38221 which looks like a serial number, and it looks like there is a 1919 cast into the flywheel. It looks to be fairly complete, but I wouldn't swear to it. The motor is stuck, but I think that it will free up.

Any and all help greatly appreciated,



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Old 05-31-2001, 11:55:40 PM
Don C. Wiley
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Default Re: Delco light plant ID needed


Your Delco-Light generator is a Model 850. Reprints of manuals are available. I have one that covers Models 850, 1250, 1271, 1278 and I think one of the advertisers on harry's has them.

As far parts you will need another generator for parts. I don't know of any one who is remanufacturing parts for Delco-Light generators.

It looks to me like you will need to CAREFULLY straighten your reverse current/start switch. It looks to me like something has hit it from the top. The top should be at a right angle to the control panel. That may affect the contacts on the switch.

If you need any further help you can e-mail me and I will do my best to assist.

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