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Hi Dave - yep, I use JB Racing's steel lined cylinders. I have about 20,000 miles on them now (2nd rebuild) and like them. I chose them for the following reasons: I wanted 8.0:1 CR pistons but didn't want to pay the high Mahle combo price and JE Piston recommended JB steel lined cylinders with their pistons; I can use moly rings, rather than cast (for AL cylinders); there is no cylinder wall distortion at high RPM/high HP like the stock Mahle (proved by crankcase pressures); JB added fire rings at low cost; and JB uses these in most of their race motors (all endurance cars) with good success (longevity, maintains HP, low oil consumption); cheaper than Mahle and Nikkies.

The down side was that I had to have the spigots machined to accept the barrels.

I think another reason I don't have blue smoke on start up is that I have a high volume scavenge pump, rather than stock.

Here is a stock photo of the cylinders.

Old 12-28-2007, 04:13 PM
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