I was given a 56-57 powermatic 12 model # WN7A serial # 928089 it is complete with good compression and good carb but need new coils could anyone help with lead on parts
Wizard WN7A was made by Kiekhaefer Mercury and is
derived from the Mercury Mark 25.
Coils are probably Phelon...look for Phelon
name and model number stamped on top of flywheel.
Kiekhaefer Mercury did not always use same parts
on models they made as Wizards
so best to verify what you have before looking
Phelon and aftermarket brand coils, points and
condensors available from several sources.
Shop around the links retailers and there is
a club member who advertises best price anywhere
Kiekhaefer also used Bendix Scintilla Magneto
on earlier models and it is possible they used
that on even later models they made as Wizards
Some Kiekhaefer Mercury models came with either
brand magneto depending upon build sequence.
Same could be true of Wizards.
In any case verify what you have before you go
shopping AND do not forget to clean points as that
is the low cost cure for many old outboard ignition
problems...visibly cracked coil insulation on the
other hand usually means coil has internal short
and is junk...if it still produces spark you may
get further life from it after coating with
silicone or epoxy...don't get your hopes up as
usually coils with cracks are well beyond their
best by date.
Thanks louis the coils are so rotten the insulation fell apart when I went to remove them. I will try to find other numbers to verify what I have
Wizard Model WN7 & WN7A uses
Phelon Magneto Model 514S
Coils FG 608
Condensor FG 607
Points FG 626
These are Phelon part numbers. Several of their
magneto models used the same coils,condensors and
points as the difference between models was elsewhere
in design. Phelon is still in business per web site
but I think you will have to look aftermarket for
these parts new...used ignition coils may or may
not be okay...maybe worth taking a chance if price
is right...coils do not have to look bad to be bad.
Coils and condensors original to motor would be over
a half century old...well past their best by date.
Points are a judgement call...if you can get new
points as well go for it...while you are at it
you may want to change out upper seal if magneto
shows signs of oil fouling. Depending upon design
can often be done without getting into powerhead.
Is it necessary to pull magneto to line up sector gears under mag plate ..somehow while waiting for 57 Powermatic 12 points/ cond's ..the kids have turned mag past where teeth meet ..seems to me this would affect timing ?? HELP!! (never pulled mag plate off this thing, even then do the gears have to be in exact placement ?)
Thanx for any advise