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jbyield
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waterwitch motor

Postby jbyield » Wed Sep 06, 2017 5:26 pm

:D
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I think the front plate has been modified not original and its the paint original blue . never seen one paint a colour. get a feeling it was painted to identify it ,any thoughts

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Re: waterwitch motor

Postby Chris_P » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:45 pm

Plate is home made. Paint is by former owner/artist :)

http://www.waterwitch.net/main.html?src=%2F#1,2

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Re: waterwitch motor

Postby wbeaton » Wed Sep 06, 2017 6:53 pm

Often the front cover is missing. I think it's because people fight to get these motors running and get tired of pulling off and on. I'm guessing yours is a 1939. The blue paint was an interesting choice. I'm guessing that's what the previous owner had on the shelf.

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Re: waterwitch motor

Postby Tubs » Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:42 pm

The front cover is really difficult to get on and off.
Its also very thin so frustration can quickly lead to
a bent, twisted, and then discarded part.

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Re: waterwitch motor

Postby wbeaton » Wed Sep 06, 2017 10:06 pm

We tore a bunch of WaterWitches down for restoration a couple weeks ago. It was easy to take the front cover off if you removed the jet and nut first.

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Re: waterwitch motor

Postby Ian » Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:59 pm

From what I can tell with the 1939 waterwitches that I have is that the they were silver all over. The flywheel and tank were polished, leg tube anodized aluminum, brackets and transom mount painted silver.

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Re: waterwitch motor

Postby Tubs » Thu Sep 07, 2017 9:50 am

wbeaton wrote:We tore a bunch of WaterWitches down for restoration a couple weeks ago. It was easy to take the front cover off if you removed the jet and nut first.

Getting them out from under the front of the tank
was a real challenge even with the jet removed
because of the timing shaft as I remember. Think
I had to pull the flywheel to get at the tank nuts
so I could loosen it and lift it up a little. The rear
tank nuts are a pain also. There is a strong demand
for those front covers as so many have been thrown
away.
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Re: waterwitch motor

Postby jbyield » Fri Sep 08, 2017 4:21 pm

:D Has anybody out there every found a front cover available anywhere ?

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Re: waterwitch motor

Postby Tubs » Fri Sep 08, 2017 11:30 pm

Sorry, somebody beat you to the one I posted
a picture of. Part of the fun (for me anyway) is finding the
part (or motor) you have been looking for. Sometimes its
years. Sometimes your still looking.


wbeaton wrote:We tore a bunch of WaterWitches down for restoration a couple weeks ago. It was easy to take the front cover off if you removed the jet and nut first.


I'd be checking with wbeaton.
Doesn't hurt to ask.
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Re: waterwitch motor

Postby wbeaton » Sat Sep 09, 2017 9:16 am

We don't have any spares. I think out of the 6(?) motors we tore down probably only half had the front cover.


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