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.

Product Profiles

The Common Bench Vise: Is This the Most-Used Tool in a Garage or Workshop?

Ponder the common bench vise. Just about everyone reading this will have one or two of them in the shop or in a trailer (or even mounted on a truck […]

Product Profiles / Tech

The Hook Up: There’s More to Tie-Downs Than Meets the Eye

You should always properly secure your vehicle anytime you trailer it to a race or event. It’s not just the smart, safe way to transport your ride, it’s a legal […]

Tech Articles

Bearing Down: Engine Crankshaft & Cam Bearing Basics

It should be no secret to anyone reading this that bearings are used for the camshaft along with the crankshaft main and rod journals in an automotive application. While some […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Tool Time: How to Fix Drill Bits with Palmgren’s Cool Drill Bit Sharpener

I don’t know about you but I have pretty good collection of dull drill bits in my tool cabinet. I always promise myself I’ll replace them soon, but it seems […]

Product Profiles / Tech

Fabulous Fakes! Are Mock-Up Motors Worth It?

I once viewed mock-up motors with a bit of disdain, asking myself why anybody would waste their money on one. But then I started pondering my own project: Here I […]

Tech / Tech Articles

How to Set Valve Lash

Setting valve lash on an engine with a mechanical cam is a necessary evil. Most pro engine builders will tell you the lash on a race car should be checked […]

Tech / Tech Articles

Building Custom Exhaust Systems: It’s the Little Things That Count

Many exhaust systems are basically plug and play—line up the pipes, clamp ‘em together, and everything more or less fits. But what if you have an oddball combination or a […]

Buyer's Guides / Parts

Tools for Tuning Holley Carburetors: You Need More Than You Think

Recently I found myself setting up a Holley Ultra XP carburetor. When I looked at my workbench, I was actually surprised by the sheer number of tools laid out.  I’m […]

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 […]