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 / Tech Articles

Rack and Pinion Revisited: A Basic Guide to Rack and Pinion Steering Systems

When it comes to steering systems, rack and pinion systems are light years ahead of the recirculating ball steering boxes found in our favorite 1960s and ‘70s muscle cars and […]

How Tos / Tech

How to Match Air Filter Size to Your Engine

Back in the day, if you wandered over to the NHRA Pro Stock Truck pits between rounds you’d find something pretty interesting. Nine times out of ten, those race trucks […]

How Tos / Tech

Easy Wire Protection: How to Install Ignition Wire Sleeves

Even the world’s finest ignition wires have it tough. First, there are today’s high-power ignition boxes. As ignition power becomes stronger and spark plug gaps increase, the chances of crossfire […]

How Tos / Tech

Triangulated 4-Links: Make Your Stock Suspension Car Work

If you have a Fox-body or SN95 Mustang, a 1980s GM G-body (Grand National, Malibu, El Camino, etc.) or something like an early Chevelle or a GTO, it has a […]

How Tos / Tech

How to Build a High-Flow, Stock-Appearing Fuel System

There are a couple of ways to build a high-flow fuel system for your hot rod. You can build a setup with a fuel cell and all sorts of trick […]

Big Block Chevrolet Tech
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Block Talk (Part 2): Why Chevrolet Performance’s Bowtie Big Blocks are a Great Foundation for Performance Builds

In the first installment of Block Talk, we told you why a modern CNC-machined block is a great foundation for a high performance engine. Using a Chevrolet Performance big block Chevy […]

How Tos / Tech

Shock How-To: Dialing in a Baseline Setup for Double-Adjustable Drag Race Shocks

Adjustable shock absorbers are becoming popular in drag racing. You can adjust their damping characteristics to suit varying tracks and/or track conditions to eliminate wheel hop and tire shake. That […]

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Block Talk (Part 1): What to Look For When Buying a Used Engine Block

Anyone who has ever spun a 9/16-inch wrench on a hot rod knows the engine block is where it all begins. There are lots of options available—new and used, iron […]

How to Pressure Test AN Hose
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Quick Tech: How To Check AN Hose Assemblies For Leaks

Assembling braided AN hose and hose ends is pretty straightforward. But how do you know if the completed assembly is OK? Ideally, you would pressure-test your plumbing before you go […]

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Basic Tech: Standard vs. Roller Timing Chains

A timing chain doesn’t seem like it has a lot to do. All it does is turn the camshaft in concert with the crankshaft, right? Well, yes… and no. On […]