Classic/Antique Car Repair/touring motor


Jack, love your site. Thank You so much for your enthusiasm and help. My question... What is a touring engine and what is different about it? Thanks

I'm in hospital getting pacemaker. Will answer later. Jack

I'm not sure what they call a touring motor. Ask the builder. My guess is:brg inserts, lighter fly wheel, v8 clutch, and probably something different with the main brg seal, and valve seats. Whatever it is, I would not pay extra for it. I like the original A engine. Just my opinion. Many in our club run the fancy engine. Good luck. Still in hospital.  Jack

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Only repair type questions on the 1928-1931 Ford Model A.


Owned one when I was 15 yrs old, and now have owned 5. Still own and play with 2 of them.

Oakleaf region of MARC. Model A Restorers Club. I have put several Model A videos on the Oakleaf site that may be of help. Things like how to start the A, how to Time it, how to troubleshoot it.. Go to and you will find them. Also, go to and search for "jackbahm" and you will find over a hundred videos. Many about the Model A and our outings. jack

"More than you need to know about cars." Just a small book for Car Nuts. "Model A Ford Tips and Hints" "Get A Horse" (What to do when Henry's Lady quits on you.) or Snyder's Antique Parts. "Engineering Stuff" (For the Kid who likes to take things apart and get them back together). Kids book for ages 10-16. 2012 Many Model A movies that can be found on

BSME LSU, 1958, Masters of automotive engineering from the Chrysler Institute of engineering, 1960, MBA Mich State, 1976. Worked as an engineer at Chrysler from 1958 to the end of 1991.

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Two patents while working in auto industry. Go to this site for my Model A videos.

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