Schwinn WZ Whizzer Barn Find!

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  1. #21 Posted May 18, 2017

    I'm the Wiz, and nobody beats me!

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    She has the HD rear tire too, maybe front also....naw, looks like a typhoon.
    Boy, you been busy, got her all apart!
     
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    Look Ma, No Hands!

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    Do you think it would have been sold by an actual Schwinn Dealer? Assembled w/ motor and ready to go from the dealer?
     
  3. #23 Posted May 18, 2017

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    Gotta go mow some ticks, I mean my yard....
     
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  4. #24 Posted May 18, 2017

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    It's certainly possible. Even outboard dealers would let you try motors out first back then. (A different time!)
     
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    I hated "Checking" my privates every time I came in from outside (Minnesota)
     
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  6. #26 Posted May 19, 2017

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    I stand over my gopro and stream the image to the tablet while using a LED studio light to illuminate the nether regions :O
     
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    Ticks are a pain in the.... actually, they really don't cause much pain, unless you get infected or acquire Lyme disease.
     
  8. #28 Posted May 26, 2017

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    Auto cluch. Call 920-559-1822 if you want to get a newsletter from the Illinois Whizzer Club. Parts and help. It must have had a generator on at one time to run the lights. The brass oil plug looks frozen. Be careful not to make it worse.
     
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  9. #29 Posted May 30, 2017

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    Thank you for the advise on the oil plug.. I just finished servicing the bike. I am going to start on the motor this week. It does have a generator but it was not attached when I bought the bike. I have a lot of learning and testing to do before this thing gets turned over... I call today... Thanks
     
  10. #30 Posted May 30, 2017

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    Interesting bike, and serial number. Are the S-2 rims knurled (railroad tracks) or smooth?
     
  11. #31 Posted May 31, 2017

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    So
    The rims are badly rusted. But I am thinking no knurling? So if they are smooth what does that mean? Thanks for checking it out..

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  12. #32 Posted May 31, 2017

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    I think it means '48. I believe these may have been carried into '49 but your serial doesn't align with any '49 numbers. V/r Shawn
     
  13. #33 Posted May 31, 2017

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    Could this be a 1948 Model WZ507 - for Whizzer Motor installation w/ every bell and whistle (auto clutch, bendix generator, fenderlite mud guard set, cycle lock, and heavy duty springer fork spring and rims, headlight, taillight? I wonder would the seat be vinyl or leather for that year?

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    Yes, this is a WZ507.
     
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    Awesome! And thank you again everyone for helping me understand this bike. Now I need to hear it run.
     
  16. #36 Posted May 31, 2017

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    Your right the oil plug is frozen... But the marks on it are not my doing.. Someone got to it before me.
     
  17. #37 Posted May 31, 2017

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    The serial doesn't align with any of the 48 numbers either. The stamped BB shell was probably a lost left over from 1941. With the non knurled S-2's I'd also say it's a 1948 build.
     
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    That would be super cool. I feel lucky to have it... I have a few stingrays but this is my first skip tooth or Whizzer. Thanks for the insights.
     
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    I have a theory about Whizzer serial numbers, but it doesn't mean that it is true! I have 5 factory Whizzers. Three of them which I believe are all 1948's have a prewar serial number. Another one has the early flat crimps with a standard C serial number (I think that one is a late 1947 or early 1948). The last one has a 1948 serial number that places it just days before the fire. All bikes have S-2's with no knurls. I think Schwinn used left over prewar bottom brackets for their new line of 1948 WZ507 bikes. Maybe this changed after the fire? Besides the dimpled chain-stays, and welded on brake clamp, these odd serial numbers could help separate the WZ507 models. Anyway that is my theory! I am sure their are allot of guys out there with better info.
     
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