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1951 Whizzer Ambassador Motorbike

1951 Whizzer Ambassador Motorbike

 

1951 Whizzer Ambassador Motorbike


 Ambassador Highlights:

  • "S" model Whizzer motor
  • Only produced 1 year (1951)
  • Available in bad a** BLACK
  • 4-cycle motor
  • 3 horsepower
  • Built-in generator
  • Pedal operated brakes
  • Internal brake shoes
  • 5-inch heavy gauge steel drum
  • Heavy-duty frame
  • Reinforced welds
  • Heavy gauge tubing
  • Welded motor mounts
  • Welded spring fork stop
  • Dual coil telescope spring fork
  • Quick kick starter
  • Hi-low beam headlight
  • Large motorcycle type adjustable 3-point mounted saddle
  • Deep tone, bright chrome echo tube exhaust pipe
  • Options: 5" front brake; Whizzer speedometer; and Schwinn Fender Bomb

1951 Whizzer Ambassador Motorbike Produced Only 1 yr. | Black | 1,128 produced "Big, Rangy, Rugged"

1951 Whizzer Ambassador Motorbike Produced Only 1 yr. | Black | 1,128 produced "Big, Rangy, Rugged"

Whizzer Ambassador 1951

MikeyBike discusses one of the most sought after Whizzers - the Ambassador. Only 1,128 produced.

 

We always love hearing stories from scooter hobbyists.  Here is a great little story shared by Phil Draper:


In 1954 I bought a 1951 Sportsman for $50 in Kansas City, it had leather saddle bags a chrome fuel tank, head stock and chrome headlight along with duel crash gards, fender tips and front fender light. We moved to Detroit shortly after, I was having a problem with the alternator and went to the factory on Sanford Street where they recharged the 12 pole rotor for nothing. They told us they would rebuild the motor with a new needle bearing rod and crankshaft for $35.00. We had them do it later. When it was done I rode it up to Pontiac to the factory and was given the royal tour at which time he showed me an Ambassador with a transmission with chain drive they had built for the Michigan Jackpine. In 1956 I bought a Royal Enfield Flea and separated the engine and trans putting the trans on my bike with chain drive. The tranny wasn't really heavy enough which meant many trips to Canada for new second gears. I stripped the secondary drive sprocket and replaced it with a 2! 2 tooth which gave me a lot higher top end maybe 55mph. I sold it in 1957, but always wondered what happened to Whizzer's chain drive bike I have a picture of my bike somewhere and if youd like it let me know. I'm still riding in my seventies although I have a Harley Ultra now with over 100,000 on it....Just thought you might like to hear about my Whizzer experience... Philip T Draper

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All newcomers to the Whizzer Hobby are invited to subscribe to the Whizzer Newsletter! You will get the enjoyment from owning, riding, and working/playing with these machines. Subscribers will read about and/or meet others who share their enthusiasm and who may have useful information to impart.  


The Whizzer Newsletter is a monthly publication that helps keep hobbyists abreast of related activities, activities. and includes technical articles that may help solve problems folks are having with their machines, plus other related information, and pictures sent in by subscribers.  It is not a "club," per se, but an amalgamated group of like-minded enthusiasts who want to keep the Whizzer hobby alive. There are no officers or business meetings or dues, just people who are willing to write articles and submit photos, as well as plan special events, Whizzer rides, swap meets and get-togethers; this unofficial system has worked for as long as we have been in the hobby.


Subscription costs $25 per year (January through December), which is simply to cover printing and mailing costs. To simplify record-keeping, subscriptions run from January through December.  New subscribers who sign up later than January are sent back issues. Subscribers span the country, from California to New York, Montana to Florida, with the heaviest concentration in Illinois.


 The newsletters include information on how to submit stories about your "Whizzer Experience," pictures and/or updates on your projects, rides, special events or technical questions you may have. Paid-up subscribers are entitled to run classified ads, free of charge, as well as have their hobby business cards displayed (as space permits).


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  For more information, please contact: mkhansenreibel@aol.com (send an email to this address for more information) or call (630) 897-3601 for more information. 

Whizzer Newsletter Editor: Carolyn Williams
Technical Advisor: Reg Williams