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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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 […]

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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 […]

This is an aftermarket 12 bolt. The area behind the main caps is solid (instead of hollow) and the caps are massive. Because of this, there is no need for a billet cap or a rear cover girdle. (Image/Wayne Scraba)
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. […]

This is the business end of the Holley HP ECU. The main harness assemblies plug into the two ports on the left (they’re designated J1A and J1B). The main power harness hooks up to the port on the right. The little blue port just left of J1B is the barometric pressure sensor (no hook up is required). (Image/Wayne Scraba)
Product Profiles

Holley HP EFI System Brings Pro Stock & COPO Performance to the Masses

We’ve taken a good look at many of the Holley (and MSD) fuel-injection systems available. They range from the basic, to over-the-top, in terms of function and capability. … You […]

How to Use Brake-Bleeding Tools to Save Time and Money
How Tos

How to Use Brake-Bleeding Tools to Save Time and Money

One of the most troublesome jobs in hot rodding or racing is brake (or hydraulic clutch) bleeding. Historically, the common method for bleeding brakes has been to have one person […]

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Buyer's Guides

En-Gauge-ing: Must-Have Gauges for Your Race Car or Hot Rod

Having the capability of monitoring what’s going on inside a hot rod or race car is pretty important. Gauges are critical—that’s no secret, but when you start digging you’ll soon […]

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Buyer's Guides

Tool Time: What to Look for When Shopping for a Floor Jack

A few weeks ago I was struggling with my old floor jack—I rolled it under my Nova and eventually lifted the car up. A big issue is the handle needs […]

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How Tos / Tech

How to Set-Up and Tune Holley’s Dominator EFI System (Part 2)

In part one of this two-part segment, we dug into Holley Performance Product’s top-of-the-heap Dominator EFI system. If you recall, we noted how sophisticated this system is and how user friendly […]

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Tech

Prevent Damage to Delicate AN Fittings with the Proper Tools

Wander through the pits at any drag race or examine enough cars at shows, and sooner or later you’ll find beat-up AN fittings. Some will have a few nicks and […]

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Tech Articles

How to Set-Up and Tune Holley’s Dominator EFI System (Part 1)

It’s no secret that aftermarket electronic fuel injection (EFI) systems are becoming more and more commonplace. It should come as no surprise however, that some of the early systems were […]