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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Rocker Rolling with Jesel’s Sportsman Shaft-Mounted Rocker Technology

Tons of options are available when it comes to rocker arms for domestic V8 engines. When examining today’s crop of roller rockers, it becomes clear that a considerable amount of […]

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Using Jesel’s Special Tools to Work on Special Parts

Special parts often require special tools. For example, something like an adjustable crescent wrench has no place when it comes to setting valve lash! Which is no secret to anyone […]

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Improving Hook with Sway Bars on Drag Cars

In the past, we’ve taken a look at the forces at work when a vehicle is accelerating. To recap: “…as each cylinder in the engine fires, the pistons (and consequently […]

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Piston Ring Compressors: Different Strokes for Different Folks

When installing pistons, the first step is to wipe the cylinder bores with a clean, lint-free towel, and apply a small amount of conventional (non-synthetic) oil to the walls. It’s […]

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It’s No Theory: How to Contain Carnage from the Big Bang Clutch Explosion

More than 40 years ago, a friend came hobbling into my shop on crutches. His right foot was in a cast. He wasn’t very happy. As the story goes, he […]

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Protect Connecting Rods with Mr. Gasket’s Rod Vise

Securely holding a connecting rod to do simple things like removing the rod bolts, removing the caps, torquing bolts and measuring bearing clearances in the bore cannot be accomplished without […]

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How Modern Clutch Tech Like Hays 650 Series Affects Shifting and Pedal Feel

Some old habits die hard. That applies to many things, but certainly to hot rods and street/strip cars. Take the basic clutch for example: In the 1970s, the clutch package […]

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This Tool Makes it Easy to Straighten Brake Tubing

Brake line tubing is commonly 3/16-inch or ¼ inch, is usually annealed and today, stainless is very popular. Fair enough, but there’s a hitch: A lot of tubing is sold […]

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Leaf-Spring Drag Racing Traction Tips: Using Bushings to Improve Hook Up

Recently we showed how a set of leaf springs with a forward bias (ala Mopar SS springs) could be used sans any other traction devices. In that article, we mentioned […]

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Earl’s Performance Pro Flaring Tool Makes Tube Flaring Easy

Working with flaring tools can be challenging (which is no secret to many of you). Factor in the complexity of working with stainless steel for things like brake lines, and […]