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Posted January 04, 2015 - 08:06 PM

I remember the power ho wizard but not the versa-matic wizard  I did a search and cant find it. 

It's the one that Bob bought at the trading post auction that we didn't attend
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Posted January 04, 2015 - 08:10 PM

It's the one that Bob bought at the trading post auction that we didn't attend

 

That was the power ho...?


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Posted January 04, 2015 - 08:13 PM

That was the power ho...?

No it's a versa Matic model wizard
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Posted January 04, 2015 - 08:17 PM

No it's a versa Matic model wizard

 

Never heard he got that. This is the one I know of.

http://gardentractor...d/?hl= portland


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Posted January 04, 2015 - 08:26 PM

Never heard he got that. This is the one I know of.
http://gardentractor...d/?hl= portland

Yep that's the one. It's a versa matic drive wizard takes all the versa matic attachments Most of the wizard tractors used Clinton engines The ride-a-matic ones used either Clinton or kohler and the walk behinds were mostly Clinton with a few briggs
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Posted January 04, 2015 - 08:29 PM

Yep that's the one. It's a versa matic drive wizard takes all the versa matic attachments Most of the wizard tractors used Clinton engines The ride-a-matic ones used either Clinton or kohler and the walk behinds were mostly Clinton with a few briggs

 

 

Darn it the hood had me tricked I should of looked it over better I was thinking it was the power ho one.. My bad!


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Posted January 04, 2015 - 08:31 PM

As far as I know they didn't make a versa matic wizard that's any different than the one I got I know they made two models of the power go one with hood and grill and one without They only made 3 different models of the ride-a-matic wizard 57, 59 and 61
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Posted January 08, 2015 - 12:32 PM

Ok guys. I am going to be getting some new nozzles for the sandblaster and as soon as it warms up a little I am going to strip the Wizard down and get it blasted. Is there any maintenance items other than the chains I should check out? I know there isn't that much to them but this is the first time tearing down a walk behind for restoration. I have the engine parts coming and also want to make sure the engine is going to run before stripping the old paint and grease off the engine and repainting it.


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Posted January 08, 2015 - 11:43 PM

I would give a look at the belt tensioner pulley and bushing, pretty sure one/both were getting worn.  There are bushings on the hubs, they seemed pretty good though last I checked, I never looked at the ratcheting pawls or any of the bushings on that shaft might want to look at them. 


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Posted January 18, 2015 - 10:41 AM

I have the parts manual for the Briggs Model 6 but having a hard time finding the valve clearance specs. Anyone know what the valve clearances are supposed to be on a Briggs Model 6?



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Posted January 18, 2015 - 10:50 AM

Man I love GTtalk. Just found the manual for the Briggs and Stratton Models 5 6 & 8 abn series and it has the valve clearances in there.
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Posted January 18, 2015 - 06:50 PM

I will post more details and information later on the Briggs Model 6 for the Wizard Walk Behind. For now though I will show you this:

 

 

 

I apologize for the audio quality. My phone apparently doesn't do a good job and makes it sound tinny but it sounded good in person. Enough that now it is time to tear it back down and start prepping for paint.


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Posted January 18, 2015 - 06:54 PM

 HALLELUJAH IT RUNS !!!  The remaining parts needed to put the little Briggs together arrived yesterday. When we got back home from picking up the sickle mower I bought at the swap meet last weekend George got right to work on the engine. When it was all together we fastened it to the tractor frame with two bolts and George attempted to start it. We ended up having to clean out the shutoff valve and try again. The little rascal was reluctant at first, but George kept making adjustments to the carb until it fired a few times. A few more adjustments and it was running.


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Posted January 18, 2015 - 06:54 PM

She runs!

 

Glad you got her going George!


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Posted January 18, 2015 - 07:38 PM

Way to go George, glad to hear it run again. Can't wait to see it in August.
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