Articles written by: Paul Sakalas

Paul is the editor of OnAllCylinders. When he's not writing, you'll probably find him fixing oil leaks in a Jeep CJ-5 or keeping a 1972 Corvette from overheating. An avid motorcyclist, he spends the rest of his time synchronizing carburetors and cleaning grease off of his left pant leg.

Tech Projects

The Manual Impact Driver: An Unsung Hero Tool for Getting Fasteners Un-Stuck

It all started with a few black spots under our motorcycle’s kickstand, directly above the drive sprocket—a sure sign of a weeping oil seal somewhere. Removing the sprocket cover revealed […]

Featured Vehicles / Hot Rod Power Tour

Check Out the Retractable Roof on this 1963 Studebaker Lark Wagonaire Daytona (& Its Supercharged 289 V8!)

We’ve said it before, but one of the biggest reasons we love larger regional car shows is because we get to see stuff we don’t ordinarily find at local events. […]

Hot Rod Power Tour

The 1978 Ford Mustang King Cobra: A Nice Goodbye Hiss from the Pinto-Based Mustang II

Given its economy car origins, the 1974-78 second generation Ford Mustang (AKA the Mustang II) has received some undeserved criticism in certain gearhead circles. Sure it was down on power […]

Featured Vehicles / Hot Rod Power Tour

What Does it Take to Stuff an LS6 Into a Mid-Engine 1972 Lotus Europa? Let’s Ask the Guy Who Did It…

Made between 1966 and 1975, the Lotus Europa was Colin Chapman’s first take on a mid-engined grand touring car and the predecessor to the awesome Lotus Esprit. Following the Lotus […]

Featured Vehicles

AMC’s Rebel Machine Showed That Kenosha Could Bring the Muscle Car Fight to Detroit’s Big Three

While the Chrysler takeover of American Motors occurred over a several-year span in the late 1980s, the last day the name “American Motors” was officially used was August 25th, 1988, […]

Hot Rod Power Tour / Shows and Events

Photo Gallery: 2021 Hot Rod Power Tour Travels South to Dayton, Ohio

Dayton, Ohio – Ahhh, the Gem City. Home to the Wright Brothers, Charles Kettering, and Bart Simpson. …And for 2021, Dayton was the second stop on the Hot Rod Power […]

Motorsports

What is Karting? Learn About Go-Kart Racing from World Karting Association President Kevin Williams

Go-Kart racing or “Karting” is growing increasingly popular across the United States, with more and more racing events dotting the map from coast-to-coast. But if you’ve got images in your […]

Product Profiles

The Ball Joint Press: An Unsung Hero Tool for Fixing a Lot More Than Just Ball Joints

It all started when we noticed a telltale bearing squeak in our home’s HVAC blower motor. Then, on the hottest day of the year…Squuuuuuuueeeeeeerrrrrrk! A bearing failed and the motor […]

Tech Projects

Project 8F8: Sloppy Mechanics’ 1995 SN95 Mustang Build with an 8-Second ET Goal & $8K Budget

Any car builder will tell you that fast costs money. But, as Sloppy Mechanics demonstrates, there are still ways to build a wicked-quick car without help from Fort Knox. Hence […]

Car Culture & Entertainment

What Do Checker Cabs, Coachbuilt Luxury Cars & Gibson Guitars Have in Common?

If you said Raymond H. Dietrich, then you probably don’t need to read the rest of this article. But if you didn’t, let’s continue… Meet Ray Dietrich Born in 1894, […]