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.

Parts

A Closer Look at Engine Removal Tools and Accessories

Take your pick: Chain hoist or cherry picker. That’s the standard when it comes to yarding out (and replacing and simply moving) an engine in your ride or around your […]

Tech Articles

12 Tips for Making Your Vehicle Easier to Work On

Recently we shared a number of tips on things you can do while you’re on Covid Lockdown. Some of those tips included the use of hose caps over sheet metal […]

Product Profiles

Oil Pump Primer Tech: Starting Up Your New Engine the Right Way

The need to prime a fresh engine before initial start-up isn’t a big secret. It’s also a good idea to prime the oil pump before it is installed. Experts concur. […]

Melling shark tooth oil pump
Product Profiles

A Closer Look at Melling’s New Shark Tooth Oil Pumps

The spur gear wet sump oil pump has been around for a long time. A very long time. It works pretty well, and there have been improvements over the years. […]

Tech Articles

Dampening Engine Vibration with Harmonic Dampers

Harmonic dampers are incredibly important yet often overlooked. We visited the world of harmonic dampers six years ago. (Read: Harmonics 101: Understanding Harmonic Dampers.) It’s time for a refresh. Years […]

Parts

Remove and Install Harmonic Dampers Easily with the Right Tools

Harmonic dampers are typically press-fit and next-to-impossible to properly remove and install without the right tools. You might get away with yanking one off with a common three-jaw puller, but […]

How Tos

Intro to Optimizing Pushrod Length with Checking Tools

In most cases, the pushrods in your engine drop into a guide plate of some sort in the cylinder head, with the lower end fitting directly into the cup of […]

Tech Articles

Hunting for a Drill Bit to Drill Through Hardened Steel

Many articles I’ve written about tools revolve around some more complicated, some might say exotic, items. Today, we’re going to deviate and talk about something that is seemingly simple—a specialty […]

Parts

An Inside Look at Performance Mechanical Water Pumps

For the average hot rod (street machine, etc.), a mechanical belt-driven water pump is the norm. But all mechanical water pumps are not created equal, particularly if high performance is […]

Product Profiles

Tool Tech: An Overview of Camshaft Degree Wheels

When a camshaft is “degreed” it means the camshaft position in the engine has been synchronized with the crankshaft position. Degreeing the cam is the only real way to determine […]