The Waterloo Boy Restoration Project
Herein lies the story of the rebirth of a 100 year old engine. This little 1 1/2 HP hit-n-miss was fairly complete, but had been poorly modified/repaired in it’s life time and needed LOTS of work. I have no history on this engine, other than it was bought by it’s previous owner in the San Francisco area at a swap meet not long before I purchased it from him in early 1992. It had been converted from ignitor to spark plug ignition and was missing all the ignitor related parts. A 1/2″ pipe threaded hole for a spark plug had been bored into the head and the ignitor port was covered with a steel plate. A hashed together ignition timer had been attached to the cam gear to operate a buzz coil. After most all of the proper parts had been obtained, the fun really began. The following pages are a chronological account of the full restoration job. Enjoy!