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 Articles

4WD 101: A Beginner’s Guide to Four Wheeling

New 4X4 pickup trucks and SUVs are everywhere today. And many of those 4X4 buyers have zero intention of ever taking their truck off road. We suspect a lot of […]

Product Profiles

Parts Bin: Exploring a Better Way to Remove Ball Joints

Separating ball joints from spindles is common when working on the front end of a car. The usual practice goes something like this: Slip a jack under the A-arm to […]

air tools
Parts

How to Choose the Best Air Ratchets for Your Garage

At one time, air ratchets were few and far between, particularly among everyday enthusiasts. They were pricey and mostly reserved for pro mechanics. That has definitely changed over the years. […]

wire crimping tools
How Tos

Assemble Ignition Wire With the Proper Crimping Tools

Putting together ignition wires can be troublesome without the right tools. It wasn’t a big deal when solid core 7-mm wires were the norm, but with today’s selection of large-diameter […]

NotcHead Shop Grip
Product Profiles

NotcHead Shop Grip Tool is a Versatile Game-Changer

When working on cars—race, restoration, hot rod or street, you’ll invariably end up with hardware that has to be stripped, cleaned, polished or otherwise manipulated. Trying to clean bolt threads […]

Aftermarket GM 12-bolt
Tech Articles

Dana 60 vs. GM 12-Bolt vs. Ford 9”: The Pros & Cons of Popular Rear End Assemblies

You’d think selecting a rear end for a project car would be easy. It’s not. Browse Summit Racing’s website or catalog and you’ll discover there are almost too many choices. […]

Holley HP EFI ECU
Product Profiles

Holley HP EFI System Brings Pro Stock & COPO Performance to the Masses

We’ve taken a good look at many of the Holley (and MSD) fuel-injection systems available. They range from the basic, to over-the-top, in terms of function and capability. … You […]

How to Use Brake-Bleeding Tools to Save Time and Money
How Tos

How to Use Brake-Bleeding Tools to Save Time and Money

One of the most troublesome jobs in hot rodding or racing is brake (or hydraulic clutch) bleeding. Historically, the common method for bleeding brakes has been to have one person […]

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Buyer's Guides

En-Gauge-ing: Must-Have Gauges for Your Race Car or Hot Rod

Having the capability of monitoring what’s going on inside a hot rod or race car is pretty important. Gauges are critical—that’s no secret, but when you start digging you’ll soon […]

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Buyer's Guides

Tool Time: What to Look for When Shopping for a Floor Jack

A few weeks ago I was struggling with my old floor jack—I rolled it under my Nova and eventually lifted the car up. A big issue is the handle needs […]