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Old 07-24-2016, 12:35:46 PM
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1. I have found a 6 hp Gilson Wizard made in Guelph with what looks like a 1926 dated serial no. Where might I find a valve rocker arm (or a pattern), a Webster mag bracket & a gas tank to fit this engine?

It turns over & has no cart. What might be a fair price for such an item?

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2 . I have the Gilson engine pieces pictured. Everything else was thrown out by the clean up crew of an old man's estate. I would like to put the engine back together for the sake of the family. Is there any hope of finding a frozen up engine or parts to complete this one? The governor side flywheel has hub problems as well.
The hopper has an amazingly well done repair near the bottom. Where on the flywheel will I find the serial no.? Does it look like a Canadian engine?
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Old 07-24-2016, 01:51:49 PM
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Default Re: Gilson Questions

That's at least FIVE questions maybe 8 :-)
but I appreciate you sharing the story with us and especially with pictures. I would contact the Magneto men who are sponsors on this site and find out the Webster mag bracket number and availability.
Finding a recast rocker arm I wouldn't think would be too difficult. I'm not a Gilson expert but Denis Rouleau is.
I'm sorry I can't be more help but all help keep your post alive until he sees it! Nice engine, it will be great for the family to see it running.
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Old 07-24-2016, 05:20:58 PM
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The engine in your pictures look a twin to a Johnny on the Spot I just got running, right down to the hopper repair. I found my serial number on the crank guard (sheet metal) some are cast. But others had the number stamped into the outside of the flywheel.
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1. I have found a 6 hp Gilson Wizard made in Guelph with what looks like a 1926 dated serial no. Where might I find a valve rocker arm (or a pattern), a Webster mag bracket & a gas tank to fit this engine?

It turns over & has no cart. What might be a fair price for such an item?

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Only 1004 Gilson Wizard engines were built all in Guelph, Ontario. They were first introduced around 1920. They were built in 4 sizes, namely 1-3/4hp, 3-1/2hp, 6hp. and 10 hp. Most of the Wizards were of the 3-1/2hp and 6hp sizes. I used to have all 4 sizes but they are all gone now and I have no parts for them.

Look at the registry here: http://buzzcoil.brinkster.net/gilson/page524.html

The serial number can only be found on the name tag. What is the serial number on this Wizard?

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Old 07-24-2016, 07:12:16 PM
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Thank you for the information Denis. Since I do not own the 6 hp engine yet I do not feel comfortable posting the ser. no. PM sent.
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1. It turns over & has no cart. What might be a fair price for such an item?

With these important parts missing the maximum I would pay is $750.00.

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Are you sure it is a 6 HP ? What diameter are the flywheels ? Looks like a 1 3/4 hp Johnny course I could easy be wrong . If it is the smaller size should not be to hard to find parts. Cheers and Good Luck Mike
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Mike,
My posting was about Two engines #1. is a 6 hp Wizard; #2. is the smaller incomplete engine in need of parts that were thrown away. It is likely a 1 3/4 hp as you said. Do you know of any parts available around here? (I am near Brooklin)
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Sorry I misunderstood Jack . This is one I have heard about .http://www.kijiji.ca/v-cars-other/oa...ationFlag=true
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