View Full Version : Double V-6 powerhead Merc Wizard questions

02-28-2010, 05:54 AM
Hi evrybody,
I'm looking for informations on this particular engine, does a thread exist here on this one, cannot find with the search engine. May be some advises here?
Does this engine was built to beat V8 Evinrude?:D
Thanks for your help.

02-28-2010, 09:27 AM
If you want answers you are more likely to get them with a direct question and a good thread title;)

There is good info on it here on this thread: http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forums/showthread.php?p=32543&highlight=wizard#post32543 and http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=155&highlight=wizard&page=54

Pay special attention to this post: http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forums/showpost.php?p=48199&postcount=533

If you have any questions, that man is the real authority on the Wizard

02-28-2010, 09:52 AM
Thanks a lot for the links and the fast reply and correction of the thread title.
Do you know how the transmission was done between the two powerheds? It was told it was a belt!!

02-28-2010, 11:03 AM
It was a wide cogged belt, the same type used to drive superchargers on dragsters.

Dragsters get a season or so out of a belt ... 5 seconds at a time, only a few minutes under load each season. The Wizard set up ran the belt under load for longer time periods. ;)

02-28-2010, 11:59 AM
I'm looking after a good book in english version, the more complete one about outboard history since the begining, any advices,link to make my order?.
Also another book about propeller history, but for small race boat of course.

02-28-2010, 02:02 PM
There is no complete book from beginning to current.

Kevin Desmond has written 2 books that are informative but incomplete. Data before that can be gleaned from Jim Webb's Pictorial History of Outboards, but it is a very rare book.

You can see the beginning on this thread here on BRF: http://www.boatracingfacts.com/forums/showthread.php?t=334

02-28-2010, 02:38 PM
Thank's again for these links and informations. At this level of outboard knowledge it's time for you to make also a book combinated with Ron Hill knowledge in Propellers.:)
I don't know how many years a forum with its quantity of informations last, but a book is able to last several years decade, so, are you ready to edit such a project. I hope yes and soon, I'll be one of your first buyer.