Have a WD4S that I picked up awhile back and discussed in the thread http://pub9.bravenet.com/forum/static/show.php?usernum=737212788&frmid=52&msgid=768738&cmd=show
In that thread Bryan showed his cowl and the decals have the red ball at the end. The cowl was missing on my motor but I picked one up on Ebay and the decals on it look like the ones the motor on this site http://joeoutboard.com/component/phocagallery/category/46-1946-wizard-wd-4-d.html?catid=category
Read on another site where someone thought that the decals on a recoil motor were different than those on a sheave motor. Thoughts?
I never gave it much thought until now, but I think they made them both ways. If you go to the Wizard Literature post I made...
The first part of the page is all the stuff that came from Western auto with the original purchase of the WD4S I have. If you look at the poster, the cowl has the spot before the "wing" ,but it is not colored in.
My motor came with the red spot before the "wing"
The picture near the end of the instruction booklet that came with the motor shows a cowl that appears not to have any spot on the "wing" such as in he Joe outboard motor.
Since Wizards were private label Mercury motors made from spare parts, I'd imagine they changed the looks around at will. I doubt they consistently used the same color gold paint either.