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Kansas Aviation Museum -
Wichita, KS is the general
aviation capital of the world. Names like Clyde Cessna, Walter Beech
and Lloyd Stearman are almost synonymous with this city starting in the
1930s and continuing today. I was surprised but delighted to see that
Delco-Remy was represented among the engine displays. The DR ID
makes the identification easy.
This Continental GO-300-A aircraft engine has
a Delco-Remy 12 volt Starter. A DC Generator model number 1101876 or
1101898 would have also come on this engine. Both the starter and
generator were based on the DR automotive starters.
According to FAA records, there are in 2011
still (823) Cessna 175, (371) Cessna 175A, (135) Cessna 175B and (64)
Cessna 175C aircraft still registered and flyable. The 175 used the
GO-300-A engine pictured here while the A and B models used a C version
and the C model used E version of the engine. One can only assume
that DR supplied the starter to all the 2,106 variants built between 1958
and 1962. How many are still operational after 50 years is questionable as
there are conversion packages that provide lighter starters while the DC
generators have been replaced with alternators..
But visitors will see the DR starter for as long as the museum exists with
this engine display.
Model Number 1109677, Serial Number 704.
What is interesting in searching the literature this is not one of the
starters that should have been on this engine. DR starters that
could be used were: 1109471, 1109681, 1109684, 1108249, 646275, and
Note the aviation safety wire on the back.
Aircraft engines have two sparkplugs per
cylinder. In this case the DR eight cylinder distributor provided
ignition to the four cylinder engine
Engineering Sample Model X20010 Serial Number
The Franklin Engine appears to have a
Delco-Remy starter on it. From the photos below one can see that the
ID tag has the traditional DR oval but most of the information has been
The serial number is 2182. This
information is consistent with the standard Delco-Remy ID tag.