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.

Tech Articles

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 […]

Tech Articles

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 […]

Product Profiles

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 […]

Tech Articles

Racing Tech: Hooking Up Your Leaf Spring Suspension Without Traction Bars

Bolt-on traction bars for leaf spring cars have been available for what seems like forever. They work, and there are all sorts of different versions out there: slapper bars, sliding […]

Tech Articles

4WD 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Four Wheeling

New 4X4 pickup trucks and SUVs are everywhere today. And many of those 4X4 buyers have zero intention of ever taking their truck off road. We suspect a lot of […]

Product Profiles

Parts Bin: Exploring a Better Way to Remove Ball Joints

Separating ball joints from spindles is common when working on the front end of a car. The usual practice goes something like this: Slip a jack under the A-arm to […]

air tools
Parts

How to Choose the Best Air Ratchets for Your Garage

At one time, air ratchets were few and far between, particularly among everyday enthusiasts. They were pricey and mostly reserved for pro mechanics. That has definitely changed over the years. […]

wire crimping tools
How Tos

Assemble Ignition Wire With the Proper Crimping Tools

Putting together ignition wires can be troublesome without the right tools. It wasn’t a big deal when solid core 7-mm wires were the norm, but with today’s selection of large-diameter […]

NotcHead Shop Grip
Product Profiles

NotcHead Shop Grip Tool is a Versatile Game-Changer

When working on cars—race, restoration, hot rod or street, you’ll invariably end up with hardware that has to be stripped, cleaned, polished or otherwise manipulated. Trying to clean bolt threads […]

Aftermarket GM 12-bolt
Tech Articles

Dana 60 vs. GM 12-Bolt vs. Ford 9”: The Pros & Cons of Popular Rear End Assemblies

You’d think selecting a rear end for a project car would be easy. It’s not. Browse Summit Racing’s website or catalog and you’ll discover there are almost too many choices. […]