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Old 04-06-2017, 12:44 AM   #41
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Someone asked to see an update on the Delco Light Plant, so here it is. I finally got it out of the back seat the other day, then used diesel fuel and a soft brush to clean it up. I cleaned the grime off my 28 Phaeton firewall the same way. I have some Model A generators to finish up, so this won't be started any time soon, and I'd also like to find the correct coil and mounting bracket for it. You can see the date cast into the flywheel. This one was built on Valentines Day, 2-14-20. One of these or a hit and miss engine would be a nice display in the back of a Model A pickup or AA at car shows. Here's a link to an identical Delco 850 running.

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Old 04-06-2017, 09:45 AM   #42
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Looks good. What voltage and wattage is it? I'm suspecting 36V DC?
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Old 04-06-2017, 11:04 AM   #43
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Looks good. What voltage and wattage is it? I'm suspecting 36V DC?
32 volt and 850 watts. 32 volts makes it pretty useless these days, but was somewhat common before REA put in power lines.
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Old 04-06-2017, 12:49 PM   #44
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Tom - Fascinating thread that you started; will be interesting to see and hear a video of it running. By the way, there are a number of manufacturers of windmills and not all for pumping water: I have a 40 foot windmill on the backside of my ranch which has an air powered compressor connected to a 150' long length of PVC piping. This piping then runs underground to the center of my farm pond and aerates the water - ergo: plenty of oxygen for the fish.
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