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Bought a unknown machine for us today a Wizard Pro?!

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#16 KennyP ONLINE  



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Posted October 07, 2016 - 07:21 AM

My old Wizard garden tractor.attachicon.gifIMG_1448.JPGattachicon.gifIMG_1449.JPG

Western Auto still operates in some areas.

I like that bucket!

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Posted October 07, 2016 - 07:52 AM

nice clean Machine you have now , all it a takes is time and tlc sometimes 

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Posted October 07, 2016 - 09:35 AM

I like that bucket!

That's a Swisher ATV bucket, bought it and the mounting kit for $200, unused.

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Posted October 07, 2016 - 10:38 AM

Yep that's where they all blow.Seen some that were worse but most of them look identical.Just blows a small passage in the gasket.If they would of used a laminated head gasket like the L heads have they would not blow as fast.


I know that if you Hot torque the head the gasket mashes flat.You have to scrape it off to remove it.There a metal core with some sort of soft graphite stuff smeared over it.They don't hold up to expansion and contraction very well and they start to de-laminate after a few years.Especially since the head bolts are spaced out so far away on that side of the cylinder.


If they would of put a bolt where the one dowel Pin is it would been enough of kept the gasket from blowing.Maybe they knew it would blow head gaskets and was designed to do so.So they could sell 1,000s of head gaskets? Might be why they never changed the design.

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