Does anyone have any scans of the literature that came with their Wizard motors? This stuff is rare as Hen's teeth and I encourage everyone to share. I just bought a 1947 Wizard WD-4S on E-bay and it looks like it's coming with some original literature. I will try to scan it and post the information here when I'm able.
As Promised...I got my 1947 WD-4S motor project in the mail today. Included in the box was some old Western Auto literature. I could sell this stuff on E-bay or hoard it for myself, but I'd rather share the Information with those who need it most...So here's an early Christmas present to all on the forum and I encourage others to share what literature they have in their collections.
If you click on the link below each picture, you can view it in a larger frame.
Here is the 1947 Wizard WD-4S Instruction Manual and Parts list with the old part numbers. The fist two pictures are the envelope that was attached to the motor with the manual inside. The last picture is the business card from the Western Auto store where purchased. This is really a fortunate find.
Cool stuff, Bryan. Thanks for posting.
Here's a scan of the Mercury Made WF-4 And WG-4 Parts Manual. Probably the most common Wizard motor out there. This is Based on the Mercury KD-4. The lower half of the motor is common with all of the earliest Wizards.
Here is an important link to a Mercury outboard price list I uploaded that has a cross reference of old part numbers and their new corresponding part numbers beside them.
To convert an old Wizard number to old style Mercury number you simply change the "W" in the part number to an "M".
For example, the Wizard drive shaft W-50-186 becomes M-50-186. Look it up in the price guide and the new mercury number becomes 45-24449. You now have a valuable tool for finding the NOS part on someones dusty old shelf. Most old parts are still very difficult to find, but at least this is a start.
This is great stuff! Thanks for sharing this resource!
Glad you like it. I hope the pictures are loading. The manual should help with operating almost all the early Mercury made Wizards.
I need to convert them to PDF form to help out the dial up folks. As far as I know this is the only place on the internet to get this information without paying $$$$. I tried to contact Jason about posting this on the main site, but never got a response.
Thanks Bryan,Its nice too know there are good people out there like you to share info like that to anyone, I made a post yesterday about a 1951 WG-4 I found in a barn a week ago & knew nothing about it? NOW I DO! Its in very good shape & was thinking about selling it but now i think ill hang on to it, clean it up & hang it in my bar for a conversation piece over some beers with my buddys. And if i ever deside to get it running some day ill know where to look. Thanks again Bryan & enjoy it as i think i will too. Tommy
I just wanted to bring this forward for the new guys on the forum.
I found this today. Lot's of good information: http://johnsoldmercurysite.com/whitepapers/manuals/MARK%206.pdf
thanks very much Bryan
Merry Christmas indeed. Thanks for posting. I have some literature, buy unfortunately its at a friends house waiting to be converted to PDF (whatever that means). I'll post it when it's converted by him (if not duplicates of wha you posted). Brian.
Thanks for reposting this. I had found it quite awhile ago but it's good seeing it again. Goes great with my WD4S. Curious about what size the pages of the manual are?
I'm glad to share the information.
The wd-4s manual is a booklet 5-1/2" X 8-1/2". all the envelopes, poster, and business cards in this posting came with that motor. The wf-4/wg-4 parts list was around 8-1/2" X 11" and had punched holes to put in a shop service manual if memory serves me.
Much appreciate sharing the literature