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

Valvetrain Harmony: The Hows and Whys of Jesel’s Belt Drive System

Not that long ago, you had two choices when it came to driving a camshaft: timing chain or gear drive. While timing chains and gear drives are still in use […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Mr. Clean: Quick Guide to Prepping a New Engine Block for Assembly

Let’s assume you bought a brand spanking new block and it’s back from the machine shop. It’s machined and it’s ready to go. Or is it? Probably not. You need […]

Tech / Tech Articles

The Straight Scoop: The Inside Story on Drag Race Wheel Alignments

For most racers and enthusiasts, a wheel alignment is something that you seldom ponder, especially when it comes to performance. After all, horsepower has become cheap and easy to get. And wheel alignments–well, those are for […]

Car Culture & Entertainment

Ghosts of Christmas (Trees) Past: Reliving a Time when Racing and Hot Rods Ruled

Editor’s Note: Christmas often makes us feel nostalgic, so we asked one of our most-veteran contributors, Wayne Scraba, to tell us about some of his favorite experiences in hot rodding. In the post, […]

Driveline / Tech / Tech Articles

Pinion Primer: How to Achieve Proper Pinion Angle and Why it Matters

What’s with big deal with pinion angle? It is a very big deal. In order to keep the driveshaft and U-joints operating in a (more or less) straight line, the […]

Engine & Exhaust / Tech / Tech Articles

Oil Well: Choosing the Proper Pressure and Volume for Your Oil Pump

When picking an oil pump for an engine build, what do you select: standard replacement, high pressure, high volume, or both (high pressure and high volume)? That’s a question we […]

Ignition & Electrical / Tech / Tech Articles

Ignition Basics: Analog vs. Digital Circuitry and What it Means

When the average hot rodder ponders a new ignition system, it’s not unusual to migrate toward the most common or publicized brands. While it’s understandable to focus on familiar brand names, […]

Engine & Exhaust / Parts / Product Profiles / Tech / Tech Articles

Off Your Rocker: 4 Reasons It Might be Time to Step up to Shaft-Mount Rockers

When Chevy’s small block debuted in 1955, it didn’t take long for it to be regarded as a marvel of performance engineering, particularly when it came to its innovative valvetrain. […]

Brakes & Suspension / How Tos / Tech / Tech Articles

Pedal Pushers: How to Figure Out Pedal Ratio & Master Cylinder Bore Size

When it comes to reworking the brakes on your car, two things seldom come into consideration: your master cylinder and pedal ratio. And those are two factors that are absolutely critical to your brake […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Nut Case (Part 2): A Guide to Choosing Fasteners for Your Hot Rod

In Part 1 of Nut Case, we talked about the importance of using high-quality fasteners and covered the ins and outs of aircraft bolts. In Part 2, we’ll look at […]