Wizard Powermatic 12 on a Wizard stand. Not the correct stand for the Mercury built Wizards, but it works. Now for a color change to suit a Kiekhaefer Wizard. Maybe Wizard green with red letters? I'm open to any thoughts, or opinions. Thanks, Brian. Here is the photobucket link as I can't figure out how to post pics on here....
I read elsewhere that these Wizard stands were actually made after Mercury had dropped the Wizard brand and the Wizard name was taken over by Scott-Atwater.
Here's another painted Wizard green:
Probably held a motor similar to this originally:
Bryan, is that your Super 10? That Wizard green stand looks much better in green.
Yes the stands were made after mercury stopped making the motors. The green stand is Ron Liethas in Tomahawk.
Your engine looks great. Do you know where I can buy one? I have a WK-7 from 1954, but the block is locked up. I really want to run this engine on my boat. Would interested in the powerhead, or the entire outboard if you know anyone who is selling one or parts.
Sorry but I don't know of any for sale right now. Powerhead should be easy to come by. Have you posted a "want ad"?
What is that wizard stand worth by itself?
I have the exact wizard motor. Do you know where I can find parts and a manual. Any information will be helpful.
Thanks in advance,
Wizard Tech Info on this site is a good place to start. Wizard WK7 is based on Mercury Mark 20 powerhead and gear case. Mercury Service Manual for Mercury
Models 1965 and Prior if you can pick one up used for a reasonable sum
is a good place to start. Bear in mind that Mercury last made Wizards in the
late 1950's when cars had tail fins so finding information and parts will
take a little more doing.
Before you start take off your rose tinted lenses and evaluate true condition
of outboard starting with power head. Compression check will indicate condition
of rings and cylinders...low or uneven compression means trouble with "T"
as does bearing noise or roughness when rolling engine over. Gear case
noise or roughness also indicate problems within. Remove gear case grease plugs
and check for rusty water or metal fragments neither of which is good. Look out for frost cracked gear case
Appearance is a fairly good guide to how well motor was cared for. Much of
what is wrong with old outboards could have been easily prevented with a
little tlc. Hopefully your Wizard has no major issues. Unless it was serviced
recently you can expect to do some ignition/magneto, carburetor work and very
likely replace waterpump impeller.
Your mechanical experience, tool inventory and work space will figure into
how difficult and how long it will take. First determine if your Wizard
is a good candidate for reviving. Some are, Some aren't and many are somewhere
Welcome to the hobby and good luck
Wizard WK7 is similar to Mercury Mark 20 so it might be worth looking
for a Mark 20 parts motor both for parts and practice.
What is the model number of your powermatic 12? There were several models with the powermatic 12 logo.
WK-7, WN-7, or WN-7A?
Stands are not cheap & are scarce. Complete & proper & restored, perhaps $500. That is mine & the 1956 Super 10 with the quickie & no, I do not have the stand for sale, even at $500.I do believe that the stand was post Mercury era & for the Scott Wizards. Also motor not for sale either, sorry. The stands do come up once in a while on ebay in various forms of completeness & condition.