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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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 […]

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Fueling Around: How to Pick the Right Mechanical Fuel Pump Pushrod for a High Performance Engine

The mechanical fuel pump pushrod is a pretty simple device. It joins a lobe on the camshaft (or an eccentric) to a lever on the fuel pump. As the engine […]

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The Common Bench Vise: Is This the Most-Used Tool in a Garage or Workshop?

Ponder the common bench vise. Just about everyone reading this will have one or two of them in the shop or in a trailer (or even mounted on a truck […]

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The Hook Up: There’s More to Tie-Downs Than Meets the Eye

You should always properly secure your vehicle anytime you trailer it to a race or event. It’s not just the smart, safe way to transport your ride, it’s a legal […]

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Bearing Down: Engine Crankshaft & Cam Bearing Basics

It should be no secret to anyone reading this that bearings are used for the camshaft along with the crankshaft main and rod journals in an automotive application. While some […]

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Tool Time: How to Fix Drill Bits with Palmgren’s Cool Drill Bit Sharpener

I don’t know about you but I have pretty good collection of dull drill bits in my tool cabinet. I always promise myself I’ll replace them soon, but it seems […]

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Fabulous Fakes! Are Mock-Up Motors Worth It?

I once viewed mock-up motors with a bit of disdain, asking myself why anybody would waste their money on one. But then I started pondering my own project: Here I […]