1951 Whizzer Pacemaker

Discussion in 'Whizzer Motorized Bicycles' started by jbcruisin, Oct 6, 2013.

  1. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    I picked up a 1951 Whizzer Pacemaker yesterday in New York. I had bought it on Ebay. I'll be busy for a long time on this one.
     

  2. jbcruisin

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  3. bluegoatwoods

    bluegoatwoods Well-Known Member

    You'll be busy for awhile with this one? I guess so. It's a fixer-upper for sure.

    Still, it's lovable as is. No doubt it'll be even more so when you've finished with it.

    I'll look forward to those photos.
     
  4. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    The engine is at Quenton's & the parts that get painted are at Bonnie's brother's. He does all my painting. Now for the wheels.............
     
  5. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    $700. in parts lying there. My wonderful wife says I should build it in the house. no argument from me.
     

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  6. atombikes

    atombikes Member

    $700??? What's in the pile of parts?
     
  7. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    Rims, tires, spokes, throttle & compression release grips & cables, engine side cover, handlebars, fender braces & lots more.
     
  8. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    You seriously need an explanation of why parts for a Whizzer cost $700, lol? I've been to Jay's house, he's got non-whizzer bikes with more than $700 in them. Heck, my 98cc Lifan bike cost $800 to build, and I picked the engine up from Jay used for $50. And since I don't know where to find an original Whizzer, I priced building one through sportsman, and we're talking around 3 grand. The best bikes ain't cheap unless you have a lot of spare parts on hand and serious fab skills, lol.
     
  9. atombikes

    atombikes Member

    No, I actually wanted to know what was in the pile of parts. I don't care for an explanation of the cost; people pay what they will pay for things they want. Everyone has a different threshold of what is considered reasonable.
     
  10. SilverHeels

    SilverHeels Member

    Hi fellow Whizzer people..
    I just completed a deal for a Whizzer Viking, with a H motor. It'll need some lov'n too. I'm sure you guys can help.
     

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  11. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    It gets worse lol. Yesterday I dropped off the stuff that gets chrome & zinc plating & the estimate was almost $1200. That's a nice bike SilverHeels.
     
  12. atombikes

    atombikes Member

    Silverheels,

    Great looking Whizzer. I live in NOVA, maybe one day we can try to do a ride. For that matter, it seems there are a decent number of us in the mid Atlantic region.

    JB,

    Seems to me you need to look into learning how to do your own plating! :ack2:
     
  13. butterbean

    butterbean Well-Known Member

    Then why did you put 3 question marks after $700?
     
  14. jbcruisin

    jbcruisin Member

    yeah atom, plating killed me. 8 pieces for chrome was $980. A whole box of zinc plating was $125.
     
  15. SilverHeels

    SilverHeels Member

    Well, if you think chroming is expensive, get estimates on buffing aluminum or any buff-able metal for that matter. You'll quickly take up the art yourself! Hee, Hee...
     
  16. SilverHeels

    SilverHeels Member

    Yeah, she looks like a beaut. Needs a little love, though here and there. Now, just need to get her to MD from Dearborn, MI....all in one piece..or maybe two depending on the crating.
    Thanks JB
     
  17. SilverHeels

    SilverHeels Member

    Hey atombkes,
    NORVA, Eh? It would be nice to have a regional section for the purpose of lawful assembly. I belong to a couple of vintage car sites that have forum sections for members to respond and introduce themselves by region.
    Happy Trails...and Happy New Year!
     
  18. lillback44

    lillback44 Member

    JB, the guy who suggested chrome plating at home may have been standing a little to close to the fumes! He may have been confused with a zinc plating kit you could get at a place such as Eastwoods. Chrome is a heavily regulated carcinogenic toxin and could not be done at home, not to mention that it's a very complicated process involving toxic acids and chemicals you wouldn't even be able to purchase. This is why Chrome Plating is extremely expensive and dangerous! I suspect most people on this site know this. Lillback44
     
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