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.

How Tos / Tech

Interior Decorator: How to Install Automotive Carpet

Laying down automotive carpet in your car might not seem like that big a job.  But it’s not exactly a flop-down-and-go job either. We were reminded of this first-hand when […]

Buyer's Guides / Parts

Tool Time Savers: 8 Tools for Dealing with Hard-to-Reach Fasteners

Everyone has a car with at least one impossible to reach bolt or other fastener. In some cases, there could be a dozen or more of those cuss-word bolts.  We’ve […]

Tech Articles

Guide to Troubleshooting Drag Race Traction Issues

In a perfect world, a race car would always hook anywhere. It would go down the track straight, it wouldn’t rattle the tires, and it wouldn’t lose traction somewhere down […]

Parts

Tools and Tech Tips for Pulling and Installing Spark Plugs

In some vehicles, pulling and replacing spark plugs is a nightmare: Impossible to reach plugs. Headers, shock towers, and air conditioning parts in the way.  Factor in the multiple opportunities […]

Product Installs

Fueling Around: Ideas for Routing Fuel Lines

It’s really easy to get into trouble when routing fuel lines in your car.  A couple of issues include keeping the line away from rotating parts (for example, a spinning […]

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 […]