Yes, a a35 will bolt right on to that frame. The wire setup is slightly different, but there are very few issues with making it all work together. I have an older tomos frame with an a35 motor bolted on it. The A3 is a reliable motor, there are just fewer mods for it. Depending on where you live, you can tune a stock motor to get you going plenty fast enough for traffic. Try to talk him down to 350 or 400 and get that other wheel. Headlights are easy to find and install. Good luck.