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Is This A 3a?

Discussion in 'eBay and Craigslist' started by Muzikp, Apr 15, 2018.

  1. Apr 15, 2018
    Muzikp

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  2. Apr 16, 2018
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    Pretty sure it is. Correct windshield, but not sure what he means about 53 motor - Doesn't appear to be an F-head.
     
  3. Apr 16, 2018
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    I was looking to see if it was an M38, but it doesn't have removable floor plates, just the trans top. Pretty sure iits a 3a. I'm thinking that may be an F-head stuffed in there, but they managed to keep it under the hood.
    -Donny
     
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    jeepstar

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    the oil filter location is way different than where it is on my 2 fheads, but things change over the years. ('53 motor vs. a 662/70 motor)
     
  5. Apr 16, 2018
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    Yep 3a all the way except for the f head. Looks like a pretty clean install.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2018
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    Probably has that special holley ford falcon carb from 62 or thereabouts. If you use the carter carb you have to cut a hole in the hood. My first 2a had that. I hated it so much. Never could source the right fabled crab.. pre internet pretty much.

    The Fhead is a great upgrade to the LHead in the 2a/3a's because it literally bolts right in. The drawback is a carb sticking up through the hood. The right thing to do is install an odd fire!
     
  7. Apr 16, 2018
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    The local guys around here figured you can cut the side out of the Fhead carb mount and they fabricate a side flow "manifold" into the side of the head, keeping the maximum height to the top of the valve cover. They also fabricate a 4bbl manifold that uses the side flow head modification for the race engines. Just say'in.
    -Donny
     
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    Pics of that would be really cool
     
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    Still waiting for them to show up in my inbox.... :whistle::cool:
     
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  10. Apr 16, 2018
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    I thought we saw a video of a guy fabbing this up? Maybe in the build threads? I'll see if I can find it.
     
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    Well I'm calling this a memory win for me. Even though it's not an F head video the fact that I remembered we saw something like this and found it is a win in my book.

     
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    Muzikp

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    Funny, that one still has a hood scoop :oops:. Guess my memory was a fail.
     
  13. Apr 19, 2018 at 11:50 PM
    Mark Wahlster

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    What does that have to do with anything? Willys put the 134L into DJ-3A up until 1964 I have a 1958-59 134L in my CJ-2A They also used the engine that long in compressors and welders. It could very easily be a 1953 134L.
     
  14. Apr 20, 2018 at 5:55 AM
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    No it is an F head, you can clearly see the valve cover and look at the way the upper radiator hose is.

    [​IMG]
     
  15. Apr 21, 2018 at 9:03 AM
    Mark Wahlster

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    Yep my comment was directed at the idea that a 1953 engine had to be a F head. Which it certainly does not. And yes I saw the engine in the photo was an F head.
     

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