Ingenious restorer transforms a throttle-governed 1917 6 HP Ingeco Type W into a hit-and-miss beauty
The Ingeco before, showing the throttle rod and bare governor.
Wilbur Taylor with the finished 6 HP Ingeco Type W.
The modified governor assembly showing the detent blade.
The new Caterpillar valves (left) next to the original valves.
The Economy speed change lever, spring hookup and new weights on the governor.
Wilbur cut the governor speed change body in two. He then butt-welded a 1-inch-by-1-inch piece of angle iron (the shaded portion) to the speed change body so he could mount it on the engine frame. He also cut the tail off the speed change lever, then drilled it for a 1/4-inch bolt to use as a spring hookup.
Wilbur Taylor’s drawing of the Economy governor speed change body before modifying it. The lever is for regulating speed. The detent blade is at the lower left; the screw at lower right is the detent blade adjusting screw, mounted on the detent lever body.
Top view showing Economy speed change lever and governor.
This drawing shows the lower part of the speed change body after cutting. Wilbur butt-welded a 1-1/4-inch piece of 1/8-inch flat stock to it, then drilled a 1/4-inch hole through the center to bolt it to the Ingeco governor bracket. Wilbur suggests welding flat stock to the back side, bridging the splice for strength. Not shown is the detent catch he added to the valve pushrod, located as dictated by the detent blade.
This is the modified Ingeco governor bracket. Wilbur welded a piece of angle iron to the bottom of the bracket (shown in black), then drilled a hole corresponding to the upper mounting hole (shown in black) for the Ingeco pushrod arm. He then modified the Ingeco governor rod arm assembly by welding on a tab, with a 1/4-inch hole drilled into the tab so he could connect the rod arm assembly to the lower part of the Economy speed change body and detent lever body. He added a short, 1/4-inch bolt to the outer governor rod arm for a spring hookup, with a spring attached from the rod arm to the speed change lever. The result is the governor rod arm from the Ingeco joined to the lower part of the Economy speed change body, with speed regulated by the Economy governor. It sure didn’t come this way from the factory, but as Wilbur’s videos prove, it works just great.
To help the engine run better, Wilbur drilled and tapped the end of the mixer to 1/8-inch fine thread, then screwed a 1-inch long 1/8-inch bolt drilled through hollow so that fuel passes through to the mixer end (needle and seat are shown in cut-away; bolt at far left). This projects the fuel closer to the intake port; the engine pulls fuel better and runs better.
Throttle-governed Ingeco Type W transformed into a Hit-And-Miss