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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How Tos / Tech

How to Set-Up and Tune Holley’s Dominator EFI System (Part 2)

In part one of this two-part segment, we dug into Holley Performance Product’s top-of-the-heap Dominator EFI system. If you recall, we noted how sophisticated this system is and how user friendly […]

AN wrenches
Tech

Prevent Damage to Delicate AN Fittings with the Proper Tools

Wander through the pits at any drag race or examine enough cars at shows, and sooner or later you’ll find beat-up AN fittings. Some will have a few nicks and […]

Holley-Dominator-VMS-1
Tech Articles

How to Set-Up and Tune Holley’s Dominator EFI System (Part 1)

It’s no secret that aftermarket electronic fuel injection (EFI) systems are becoming more and more commonplace. It should come as no surprise however, that some of the early systems were […]

cam degree wheel
Tech Articles

Camshaft Degreeing Explained: Tools & Techniques for Degreeing a Cam

When a camshaft is “degreed” it means the camshaft position in the engine has been synchronized with the crankshaft position. Degreeing the cam is the only positive means to determine […]

drag race burnout
Tech

Pro Tips for Setting Tire Pressure and Adjusting to Changing Track Temperatures

There are many questions related to adjusting tire pressure on a drag car, and it seems everyone has a different opinion. The reality is, every car will require a slightly […]

dial indicator
How Tos

Dial Indicator Tips: Advice for Choosing, Mounting, Zeroing and Measuring with Dial Indicators

One of the most important tools you’ll find in any racer or rodder’s tool collection is a dial indicator. They’re used for everything from degreeing a cam to checking run-out […]

single-adjustable shock absorber
How Tos

Installation Tips for Adjustable Shocks on Dual-Purpose Street and Race Cars

There is a simple truth in making a car work for both the street and the strip: The shock absorber is key. The reason is simple. If you can control […]

Shift Light Tachometer in a vintage Chevy
How Tos

Shifty Business: How to Install A Shift-Light Tach

Today, big high quality electronic tachometers are a common sight at drag strips and in fast street cars. Modern electronics have turned tachometers into precise and reliable instruments (provided, of […]

Scraba-Tool-4
How Tos

How to Make Professional, Weathertight Electrical Connections

Electrical connections that come loose, break, and short-out can become a major headache—especially on a car that relies heavily upon electricity to function.  If the electrical connections aren’t right, they […]

measuring an axle housing flange
Tech Articles

Axle Exchange: How to Measure a Rear End to Fit Custom Axles

Adding big power to your car regularly comes with consequences. Hardware that normally doesn’t flinch is suddenly hard pressed to keep up with the demand. Add big, sticky tires and […]