I got my hands on a seemingly very old wizard outboard motor and can't seem to find anything out about it. I will post pictures. Any info would be great and also a quote on it's possible value too. Thanks much!
I believe that is what is called a "Low Profile" outboard...when installed
it is said to look like it is attempting to crawl over the transome and into
the boat. Made 1960 thru about 1969. Made by Scott/McCulloch in 7 1/2 and 9 hp versions. Scott site should be of some help. At the time
Scott were branded as Wizards for Western Auto but shortly they switched
to branding them Elgin for Sears with probably only cosmetic changes.
They were also sold under Scott/McCulloch label.(Fishing Scott)
I have seen two of these cuties. My impression is you have to love them
to work on them. Shop manual indicates you have to butcher an end wrench
to remove a bolt. Designers were not thinking about
service down the road. I would suggest you obtain a service manual
before diving in...might make it a lot easier. Check it over to see
what needs to be done. Often all that is needed falls under heading of
tune up not rebuilding. Some upmarket versions had electric starting which is
pretty nifty for a small outboard. These motors have the Bail-O-Matic
feature which means TWO impellers and access requires considerable
Here is the link to the pdf of the service manual.
I see two different motors...a low profile by McCulloch/Scott/Scott Atwater
and the 6509 which is a West Bend/Chrysler product. Both may have been offered
under Wizard brand while the respective vendors was doing business with
Western Auto. It is also possible there each may have been offered under
Elgin brand while the respective vendors were doing business with Sears.
All depends on when the vendor introduced their respective models.
At the Great Lakes Chapter Meet today there were two "low profile" outboards
offered for sale...one was Marked a Scott and the other was marked as a
MaCulloch AND was an electric start. They looked like they needed TLC and
someone with a lot of time on their hands.