55 on a Whizzer is fun.... You mean you'rse won't go that fast......
My first wc-1 made it from San Francisco to Illinois (where Ray Meisner replaced the entire engione out with a new one as per the Company's request) before it started running poorly, loosing it's power (I got lucky that first one had throttle and then some, and snap! You hit the throttle and it got up ...) and pumping oil past the rings. The second engine had all the typical wc-1 symptoms all the rest of the way to New York... Hit and miss with those ones, but I hear there's more bad than good one's. 500 Is a good deal, I'd grab it up if it were me. It's worth it and with nquenton's help you'll have it rockin' reliably in no time.Hi Go,
The original WC-1 motor has problems with the valve seats. Thousands were spent to find a solution and in the end the answer is to upgrade the cylinder. Whizzer offered a kit for $466.10 plus shipping, however the kit contained several parts that were problematic. I have helped hundreds of Whizzer owners get their WC-1 motors running perfectly, and can usually help for less than the kit option.
If you can buy it for $500.00 I would suggest you purchase it right away, because in the end you would have less than $1000.00 invested, and a good running Whizzer is worth far more than that. Because of serious quality control issues on the latest models the older bikes [1999 to EARLY 2008] appear to far more reliable. I have many new edition Whizzers that I ride and many have over 6000 miles on them. I live in NC so I can help you if needed. I doubt you will exceed anywhere near 1000 miles with the original WC-1 motor, but who knows. Most usually quit between 450 to 650 miles, but I have been told [never seen one] that some have made it to 1000 miles before the upgrade is needed.
My advice is to buy it, and I can help you make it "bullet proof". I have lots & lots of Whizzer parts in stock, including parts for the original Whizzers [1939 to 1962].