M Engine mounts

Wed Mar 18, 2009 7:12 am

I was wondering why some tractors had the solid cast iron motor mounts and some rubber over steel, Which is better.
My rubber ones are worn out , was possibly going to replace with the all cast.
Phil

Re: M Engine mounts

Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:25 am

On all of the Ms, and Hs also, I have ever seen the engines bolted in directly, with no mounts. The side rails provided a brace and implement mounts, but the engines bolted directly to the bell housing at the rear, and the bolster casting at the front. The only rubber moutns I have ever seen were under the radiator.

Re: M Engine mounts

Wed Mar 18, 2009 10:37 am

Ours were steel stamped with rubber overmolded
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The rubber is pretty well deteriorated was wanting to buy the cast iron ones will this be a problem. Were the rubber ones better or just newer.
this is a 1940
Phil

Re: M Engine mounts

Thu Mar 19, 2009 12:04 pm

Case/IH Parts list shows two different mounts based on serial number. I have no clue what's on our "M", but I'll look next time I'm down at the shed. I assumed that it was bolted directly to the rails, but there does appear to be a bracket of some sorts.

Re: M Engine mounts

Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:25 am

Checked the mounts last evening...rubber, and not in very good shape I might add. Wonder if they're still available when the time comes? I had always assumed that the engine to frame rail connection was steel to steel.

Re: M Engine mounts

Wed Mar 25, 2009 8:33 am

The 44 M we just acquired has Cast steel blocks.
I Purchased a steel set from Ebay I am replacing the rubber ones.
What year is yours Dusti
Our 40 had the rubber / Steel
I know the 40's rubber shortages due to the cast steel shifter knob.
I wonder if the PO had them switched out would be interesting to see the change date.
Phil

Re: M Engine mounts

Wed Mar 25, 2009 11:56 am

Ours is a late '51 according to the serial number and casting codes...it does have the a cast shifter knob though. I guess the original owner just liked it that way...