Model H 1947 Whizzer

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  1. DrWhiz

    DrWhiz New Member

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    First heard the sound of an idling Whizzer over 20 years ago at the Old Car Show held in Iola, WI. Found the bike at a vendors tent that was really tired in appearance, however that low steady idle had me hooked. Never heard of a Whizzer before, which then proceeded to a rapid history of the company from the owner. Was it for sale??? "No! Just brought it cause it's neat." He was right with that statement.

    Well, the search was on. Took awhile, but was able to locate one in which the older gentleman stated that his children and his grandchildren had no interest in it and it was time to lighten his possessions.

    Struck a deal and took her home. A maroon Schwinn bike with the heavy duty spokes, front brake, high finned head and a wonderful "knock". Rode it for a VERY short period of time, and then decided to have the engine completely rebuilt by a knowledgeable Whizzer mechanic in Schamburg, IL. Why, you could eat off his shop's floor. That's how clean and organized it was.

    Well, might as well repaint the frame and rechrome that what was needed. Upon stripping the frame, it was found that the frame was previously brazed and now was cracked. Repairing that eliminated potential castastrophy. Pulled the pedal crank out and inside the housing, it could be seen that the bike was originally an "electric-like" blue, which reminded me of my older brother's bike from when I was a child. Went over to a vintage bike collector and identified the correct color and purchased the bike paint templates along with the correct decals. Got to have those white wall tires also. Why??? They are just too cool.

    Haven't located an original Whizzer speedo yet so another speedo will have to do. Added the generator and light along with a Klaxon horn. "Make sure that front fender light works!" is what the vintage bike collector said. It does now.

    Welded up a display stand for greater stability and had Brush Boy pin strip the bike and stand.

    She's not a 10 point bike, however she's a real icebreaker at the local car shows with alot of the oldtimers smiling at the memories she brings back for them. You ought to see the looks from pedestrians I get as I ride by with my leather vintage helmet...Priceless!

    Thanks for reading,

    DocWhiz

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  2. HoughMade

    HoughMade New Member

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    That is a beauty!
     
  3. azbill

    azbill Active Member

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    very nicely done (^)
     
  4. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    that rear bumper is awesome...
     
  5. sportscarpat

    sportscarpat Bonneville Bomber the Salt Flat record breaker

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    Sweet ride. Someday I to will own one, too. Someday.
     
  6. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Active Member

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    That bike is nice!! I have a 49J that I got from Quenton last March. I'm the one with the beard & The other picture is Quenton.
     

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    Hi DrWhiz,

    Great Looking Whizzer!

    I really, really, really like the paint job, in fact I like it so much that my 1951 S4 is painted identical. My 51 has the 300 motor.

    Have fun,
     

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  8. fm2200

    fm2200 New Member

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    Quenton your bike is as close to a vintage replica that it almost looks professionally preserved from a by gone era. At any rate that is one nostalgic bike, not that I was around in 1947 but it's a real beauty. Your are on the right track, I hope your business will prosper.
     
  9. karma1968

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    Respuesta: Model H 1947 Whizzer

    yes that is nice its given me more ideas. im adding them to my picture server.

    thanks
     
  10. whistleblowerprotection

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    I bet the old man, has big smile, knowing you did the ride justice, very nice, BR
     
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    dmaddalena New Member

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    that's very beautiful. That's the look I'm going for with my homebuilt bike with motor!

    thanks
     
  12. Dirt Nerd

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    Awesome job!

    I'm working on something similar. My dad signed over his "H" to me this year. I've been gathering parts and learning as much as i can about the bike and motor.

    How did you match the paint colors? I'm not having any luck finding both Schwinn paint color matches, or a match on the grey for the tank.

    Any help would be appreciated.
     
  13. Quenton Guenther

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    Use Dupli-color DS-FM199

    It is 1981 Ford light pewter

    For the gas tank.


    Have fun,
     
  14. Dirt Nerd

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    Thanks Quenton!
     

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