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.

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Precision Ring Filing – A Slick Tool to Set Piston Ring Gap

File-to-fit piston rings are common today. Typically, they begin with a ring set that has the top (and often the second) ring manufactured with a diameter 0.005 inch larger than […]

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Part 1: Power-Packed Piston Tech You Can Use!

There are thousands of different pistons available from Summit Racing. They come from just about every piston manufacturer in the business and they fit every price range and almost every […]

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Location, Location, Location: Swapping Mounts to Find the Best Engine & Transmission Position

Everyone’s heard the old real estate mantra “Location-Location-Location.” And while that’s obviously important in the property game, that pithy statement also holds true for a car’s engine and transmission—even if […]

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Gasket Scraping Tools: Taking Drudgery Out of the Equation

One of the most tedious jobs in the automotive hobby has to be scraping gaskets. Depending upon the type of gasket, if it was installed with extra sealants, and how […]

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Tools You Need to Assemble Deutsch Connectors: Affordable Options for High-End Vehicle Electrical Systems

Assembling most automotive style electrical connectors requires specialized tools. No secret there. And as we found out in our recent article How to Assemble Weatherproof Deutsch DT Connectors, Deutsch connectors […]

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How to Assemble Weatherproof Deutsch DT Connectors

There are all sorts of different electrical and electronic connectors available in today’s marketplace. They’re all used for the same thing: Providing cable (or harness) to cable (harness) connections. Some […]

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Racing Can Openers: Why & How to Use an Oil Filter Cutter

A few weeks ago, we posted an article in which we cut open several engine oil filters to have a look inside. While it’s possible to improvise a homemade filter […]

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Oil Down: A Look Inside Several Popular Oil Filter Models

There are all sorts of engine oil filters out there. In fact, a trip to our favorite auto parts website will reveal thousands of oil filters available for any number […]

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Essential Air Compressor Accessories: Oilers, Water Traps & Hose Reels

Having a tool like a big air compressor in your workshop is obviously a great asset. No surprise to seasoned enthusiasts. It can be used to perform any number of […]

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Aww Nuts! (And Bolts. And Studs.) – Understanding Engine Fastener Types & Materials

At first glance, it doesn’t seem like there are a lot of fasteners in an engine. But think again! Looking at it from the carb studs down to the oil […]