Articles written by: Wayne Scraba

Wayne Scraba is a diehard car guy and regular contributor to OnAllCylinders. He’s owned his own speed shop, built race cars, street rods, and custom motorcycles, and restored muscle cars. He’s authored five how-to books and written over 4,500 tech articles that have appeared in sixty different high performance automotive, motorcycle and aviation magazines worldwide.

Holley’s Uber-Cool Terminator Stealth EFI Another Easy Path to EFI Conversion
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Holley’s Uber-Cool Terminator Stealth EFI Another Easy Path to EFI Conversion

Last month, we took a close look at MSD’s entry-level Atomic EFI in the first of our articles designed to demystify electronic fuel injection for anyone interested in converting from carburetion […]

The throttle body is equipped with this -6AN fitting on the fuel inlet. MSD includes a barb adapter that allows you to use a push-on hose. (Image/Wayne Scraba)
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MSD Makes Switching to Fuel Injection Easy with Atomic EFI Master Kit

Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI) has been around for decades, but plenty of hot-rodders remain spooked by the systems: “There are wires running everywhere.” “You need dozens of sensors.” “There are […]

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Making the Most of Modern Flat Tappet Camshafts and Lifters

Camshafts and lifters are available in two basic formats—roller and flat tappet. And then within those two formats, they can either be of the mechanical (solid), or hydraulic variety. Fair […]

A Closer Look at Jesel’s Solid Tie Bar Roller Lifters
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A Closer Look at Jesel’s Solid Tie Bar Roller Lifters

There are many roller lifters available today. They range in quality from so-so to over the top.  On the over-the-top end of the scale is the lineup from Jesel. Jesel […]

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A Closer Look at Holley’s LS Tunnel Ram Modular Intake Manifold

Tunnel ram manifolds made their debut in the early 1960s. The first ones were actually small block Chevy jobs patterned off a Rochester mechanical fuel injection intake manifold (drag racer […]

Holley Redesigned its Legendary 4150 Carburetor for Racers, New Ultra XP Carb is PERFECT for Tunnel Ram Setup
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Holley Redesigned its Legendary 4150 Carburetor for Racers, New Ultra XP Carb is PERFECT for Tunnel Ram Setup

Spin back the clock about 45 years or so. If you had an engine combination that could handle it, what you really needed was a tunnel ram with a couple […]

Transmission Cooler Guide: What to Consider When Choosing a Transmission Cooler
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Transmission Cooler Guide: What to Consider When Choosing a Transmission Cooler

It’s no secret that heat kills automatic transmissions. This is especially true in big-power, street-strip machines that combine lots of horsepower with a small torque converter and steep rear axle ratio. Engine rpm […]

Rotate the lapping head handle back and forth approximately 6-10 times. This should provide you with a clean seat. Koul Tools notes that more lapping is not better in this situation.
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How to Fix Hard Line Leaks with Koul Tools’ Surseat Flare Lapping Tools

When it comes to fabbing hard lines, there are no real tricks involved. It’s just a matter of measuring, trial and error, and patience. The main goal is to build lines that […]

Look closely at this photo and you’ll see the completed Detroit Speed rad support bushing/bolt/mount assembly. It’s a very slick setup and it’s available in the Summit Racing online catalog.
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Flex Fighters: Eliminating Body Flex with Detroit Speed’s Solid-Mount Bushings

First- and second-generation Camaros and Firebirds (1967-81), along with 1968-up Novas and other GM X-body derivatives, were built with a big, bolt-on front subframe assembly. This huge subframe was originally held in […]

Baer Essentials: Choosing the Right Brake Components for a Street-Strip Car
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Baer Essentials: Choosing the Right Brake Components for a Street-Strip Car

Big cars need big brakes. While a common drag car might weigh 2,400-2,800 pounds, today’s street-strip machines can easily weigh more than 3,500 pounds. Often these heavy, fast cars tax […]