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.

How Tos

How to Assemble Drum Brakes (A Step-by-Step Guide)

Drum brakes were standard equipment for decades. Even high-powered muscle cars were equipped with drum brakes on at least one axle. Many were equipped with drums on the front too. […]

Parts

The Tools You’ll Need to Swap Steering Wheels

Steering wheel swaps are popular, particularly in pre-air bag vehicles (which we’ll focus on here—we’ll leave air bag applications for another time). Summit Racing offers more than 1,300 different choices […]

Tech Articles

Old vs. New: Comparing Vintage and Modern Intake Manifold Design

Intake manifold technology has progressed by leaps and bounds over the years. (Or, has it?) Additionally, there are many more players in the intake manifold business than we saw years […]

Product Profiles

Tech Tips: Intro to Suspension Coil Spring Compressor Tools

Decades ago when I was a kid, I needed to remove the front springs on my car. A previous owner had “adjusted” the ride height by heating the coils with a […]

Parts

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 […]

Jesel automotive tools
Product Profiles

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 […]

Tech Articles

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 […]

Tech Articles

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 […]

Tech Articles

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 […]

Product Profiles

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 […]