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      09-26-2013, 03:45 PM   #57
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Originally Posted by Jonjt View Post
Yes yes, it certainly was.

Those walls are on the thicker side, actually. Have a look at some of the large NA V8s that GM is producing. The LS7 has some rather thin cylinder walls.
Yup, if I remember correctly the same is true of the walls on Merc's recent 5.5 bi-turbo when compared to BMWs 4.4 V8. Big capacity doesn't always mean bigger aftermarket gains on FI engines if initial capacity was gained through it being bored out, with exceptions and other factors involved of course.