The Waterloo Boy Restoration Project
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1911 Waterloo 1 1/2 HP

Engine Serial No. 26856

The engine shortly after it was found in 1992
Originally shipped from the factory on February 21, 1911

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 !

Because of the amount of graphics images, I've broken things up into pages to shorten the download time.

Click on the page numbers below:

Page 1 - First work done to Dec. 1, '97
Page 2 - Dec. 2, '97 to Dec. 14, '97
Page 3 - Dec. 15, '97 to Dec. 21, '97
Page 4 - Dec. 22, '97 to Jan. 4, '98
Page 5 - Jan. 5, '98 to Jan. 28, '98
Page 6 - Jan. 29, '98 to Feb. 14, '98
Page 7 - Feb. 15, '98 to Mar. 6, '98
Page 8 - Mar. 7, '98 to Apr. 7, '98

These pages last updated 4/17/98