|750lb engine stand|
I quickly realized, however, that these engine stands are made for larger engines and it would be a little tricky getting the Atomic 4 to attach to the stand. The attachment arms on the stand do not adjust close enough to align with the holes in the Atomic 4.
First things first, the Atomic 4 attaches to an engine stand on the front of the engine. You must first remove the flywheel and flywheel housing.
Use four of the holes from the flywheel housing to attach the engine stand mounting bracket.
|Holes for mounting bracket|
As I mentioned above, the adjustment arms on the stand do not go small enough to line up with each of these holes. Only two of the holes will line up. Another problem is that the adjustment arms are too close to the flywheel bolts.
To get around this I cut four pieces of 3/8" threaded rod, 5" long, and used a nut on either side of the hole to secure the rod to the engine.
|Threaded rod for attaching bracket|
|Mounting bracket attached|
The engine is relatively light with many of the accessory parts removed. My son and I were able to lift it onto the stand without a block and tackle.
|Atomic 4 on engine stand|
I learned, during the lift process, that there was way more oil left in the engine that I had thought. I recommend having plenty of sawdust handy...
[All of the posts associated with this rebuild are available under the search label Atomic 4 Rebuild.]