I have a Wizard that I am trying to determine the model year, horsepower and manufacturer. The data plate is unreadable except for a stamp 0-1561. The engine block is stamped 1561, and 62701410. underneath the plastic engine cover is a sticker with "16.4 CU. IN. Check List". Can anyone please help me identify this outboard? Thanks, DC
Can you post a picture to a picture site for us? That would help a lot in determining the model. If it is green, you have a Mercury-made Wizard from the 40-s to late 50s. But, a lot of companies made Wizards through the years for Western auto.
I had an E-mail reply from LouD31M066@aol.com. He suggested the carburetor id would help. It is a Carter Model N, SN. 3038S. I also sent him some pictures as attachments. I have no idea where else to post pictures for you, other than as E-mail attachments. By the way, it is all cream (white) in color except for the turquoise green logo writing and knobs.
The ID becomes more critical. As I was running the motor yesterday , it coughed a couple of times (because of bad mixture adjustments), then it stopped blowing cooling water from the main-shaft ports, Impeller must have died. Thanks, dc
Louis has nailed it down to Scott Atwater, Scott McCulloch between 1956 and 1965.
Anyone able to get it a little closer and suggest the horsepower?
I suspect closer to 1965 and 7.5 horsepower but just guessing from an old Sears I owned years ago.
What ever it is I need to get close so I can get a repair manual and go to work on it.
The numbers 62701410 designate it to be manufactured by McCulloch.
It's a 1962/Wizard/14.1 HP/Manual start/first production run.
Thanks for the help. dc
Thanks for reporting your findings back to the forum...that kind of information helps all of us!!
Hope you have fun with your Wiz. Personally, I think the first McCulloch-made Wizards were some of the nicest looking of all the Wizards. Much better looking than the McCulloch outboards of the mid-60's sold at Sears.