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Farmall M, Super M, 400, 450 & 560 Tractors, 1939-1963

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v 8 m project

Mon Aug 30, 2010 6:48 pm

Does anyone know if anyone makes a adapter kit for an farmall m to install a small block chevy i have a 383 stroker moter that needs a home and what better than my m that has a bad engine thanks

Re: v 8 m project

Tue Aug 31, 2010 7:05 pm

I have never heard of any but my cousin it in the process of doing the same thing and an uncle of mine and former IH engineer put a Lincoln V8 in an M but they made all their own adapters the frame rails on the m need to be altered to fit a 350.(but not a Lincoln V8 as they are narrower)
Noah

Re: v 8 m project

Thu Sep 02, 2010 12:44 pm

I don't know this for certain, but I thought that Perkins, M&W or somoene like that had made diesel engines to drop in to Farmall M and 400/500 tractors. I would think that they used an adaptor plate of some kind.

Also, look up Gary Dotson's post and pictures about his Cubota tractor, where he used a Kubota 3-cylinder diesel engine in a Farmall Cub tractor. He made his own adaptor plate out of 1/2" steel plate. I would think that something like that could also easily be fabricated.

Thanks,
Bill

Re: v 8 m project

Thu Sep 02, 2010 1:24 pm

there were Sheppard diesels put into M's
Ron
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