Cohort Sighting: International Farmall M V8 – Can I Take It For A Spin?

Farmall M V8 fq

The Farmall M has a special place in my heart, since it was the queen of the fleet at the Mennonite farm where I used to spend part of my childhood summers. It was only one of the bunch with power steering, and its big 264 inch four cylinder churned out a whopping 47 hp (Super M-TA). How could anyone want more? Well, someone answered that question very effectively, by swapping in an IH V8. Is it a 304, 354, or even a 392? Either way, the horsepower potentially on tap (or at the belt) was increased by a multiple greater than three. I can only imagine the sounds it makes, although I hope there’s a bit of muffling action in those tall pipes. Wheelies, anyone?

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