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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Spare Hands: Working with Cleco Fasteners

Right up front, the question is: What the heck is a Cleco? Clecos are reusable fasteners engineered to securely clamp panels and sheetmetal together before they are permanently assembled. They’re […]

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What is a Leakdown Tester? And How Do You Use It?

If you build engines or if you campaign a race car (or any street-strip car for that matter), a leakdown tester is pretty much a go-to tool. Why Do a […]

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Ignition Wire Works: 18 Spark Plug Wire Assembly & Routing Tips

Building and routing ignition wires seems to be a simple task—at least at first glance. And the job can be quick and dirty, but the results usually speak for themselves. […]

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How to Choose & Use a Multimeter for Troubleshooting Automotive Electrical Issues

An extremely useful and versatile tool that doesn’t get much attention is an electrical multimeter. While analog handheld multimeters have been around for decades, today’s digital models are much more […]

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Part 2: Power-Packed Piston Tech You Can Use!

In last month’s Part One, we began our look at today’s piston technology. As mentioned in that article, the numbers of choices within the Summit Racing catalog are absolutely massive. […]

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Precision Ring Filing – A Slick Tool to Set Piston Ring Gap

File-to-fit piston rings are common today. Typically, they begin with a ring set that has the top (and often the second) ring manufactured with a diameter 0.005 inch larger than […]

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Part 1: Power-Packed Piston Tech You Can Use!

There are thousands of different pistons available from Summit Racing. They come from just about every piston manufacturer in the business and they fit every price range and almost every […]

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Location, Location, Location: Swapping Mounts to Find the Best Engine & Transmission Position

Everyone’s heard the old real estate mantra “Location-Location-Location.” And while that’s obviously important in the property game, that pithy statement also holds true for a car’s engine and transmission—even if […]

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Gasket Scraping Tools: Taking Drudgery Out of the Equation

One of the most tedious jobs in the automotive hobby has to be scraping gaskets. Depending upon the type of gasket, if it was installed with extra sealants, and how […]

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Tools You Need to Assemble Deutsch Connectors: Affordable Options for High-End Vehicle Electrical Systems

Assembling most automotive style electrical connectors requires specialized tools. No secret there. And as we found out in our recent article How to Assemble Weatherproof Deutsch DT Connectors, Deutsch connectors […]