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Toby Hall
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Wizard WA25 Super Power

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Decals are nice
Decals are nice
I'm considering keeping the original patina
I'm considering keeping the original patina
Except the missing faceplate...Repop by Art DeKalb
Except the missing faceplate...Repop by Art DeKalb
Barn fresh. 120# X 4 is encouraging. Missing a fuel pump - there's supposed to be two of them right?
Barn fresh. 120# X 4 is encouraging. Missing a fuel pump - there's supposed to be two of them right?
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Re: Wizard WA25 Super Power

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Nice find!
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Re: Wizard WA25 Super Power

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Yeah, this wasn't visible in the ad...looks like someone shot it!
Yeah, this wasn't visible in the ad...looks like someone shot it!
A few teeth missing.  I'm wondering what could have caused this?  Got a good donor LU in inventory!
A few teeth missing. I'm wondering what could have caused this? Got a good donor LU in inventory!
Good news on compression! 120 # in all four...and only one broken bolt!
Good news on compression! 120 # in all four...and only one broken bolt!
My work bench will never look like Chuck Petersen's!
My work bench will never look like Chuck Petersen's!
Melted FM coil.  Had a new one on the shelf!
Melted FM coil. Had a new one on the shelf!
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Re: Wizard WA25 Super Power

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Good project Toby! Yes, I believe they should have 2 fuel pumps like a Mark30. Good news on compression!

I agree. I like the old patina!

Woah! That gear case! Ugh! What’s your plan for that?

Also, is it me or is the anti-cavitation plate shaped different than the Mk30?
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Re: Wizard WA25 Super Power

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Hey Scott! I got a donor gear case from a Mark 20. They're all pretty much the same, I think. I'm almost ready to reassemble the gear case. [wrench.gif] Lots of cleaning and chasing threads. The once melted coil is sparking again and I just cracked the crankcase! I'm going in!
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Re: Wizard WA25 Super Power

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Seeing that gearcase makes me glad I have my TIG welder. I call it my electric glue machine. Sew it right up! Really neat project Toby!


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Re: Wizard WA25 Super Power

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SteveC wrote: Sat Apr 20, 2024 4:06 am Seeing that gearcase makes me glad I have my TIG welder. I call it my electric glue machine. Sew it right up! Really neat project Toby!


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Re: Wizard WA25 Super Power

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Interesting how the bottom cap and shims are cut off like this. Just done to make it fit into the pan, I suppose. Are all Mark 30's like this, or just the Wizards? :?:
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Re: Wizard WA25 Super Power

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WA25 Left - - Mark25 Right (after you click)
WA25 Left - - Mark25 Right (after you click)
My WA25 driveshaft is the bottom one and looks to me like it's damaged where the bearing seats. Can anyone shed some light on this? I've never seen a WA25/Mark30 driveshaft before..... :???:
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Re: Wizard WA25 Super Power

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I would spend some time with some 320 emery paper on a roll and clean that up. While it is not the best, I think a lot of those marks can be removed without taking much off of the shaft. A new bearing will most likely ride over those without much thought. If there were a lot of them, and they were the entire length of the needle, that may be more of an issue.
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Re: Wizard WA25 Super Power

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Hey Toby,

That bottom Bearing Cap is not std MK30. The MK30 and MK55 are the same part#. Looks like a butcher job done at a later date. Cap would not even seal properly that way. I don't have much Wizard experience, but was thinking the lower pan cowl was stock MK30?

You should keep that "squishy plumb" coil as a conversation piece. New level of ugly...

Chuck
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Re: Wizard WA25 Super Power

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ctpdsr wrote: Sun Apr 28, 2024 10:18 pm Hey Toby,

That bottom Bearing Cap is not std MK30. The MK30 and MK55 are the same part#. Looks like a butcher job done at a later date. Cap would not even seal properly that way. I don't have much Wizard experience, but was thinking the lower pan cowl was stock MK30?

You should keep that "squishy plumb" coil as a conversation piece. New level of ugly...

Chuck
Hi Chuck!

I thought the bottom cap was a hatchet job, too, when I took it apart! The Owner's manual and parts list came with the motor, though and it clearly shows the bottom cap machined off like that along with the the shims cut as well! #'s 21 & 23.

Weird too, that #21, the bottom cap, doesn't show up in the parts list! The shim part no. 15-25296 doesn't show up in the White Pages Where Used parts list either. :???:
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