Part Of The Week

November 24th, 2014

One of the most important parts found inside of an engine is the piston and one of the oldest aftermarket company in the field is Jahns that came into being back in 1912. They manufactured their pistons completely in house, from design, casting and finish machining. We see one of their cast pistons made for a ’57-’58 Chrysler Hemi V8. You could get an off the shelf set for a bore of 4″, 4 1/16″ or 4 1/8″ and it would only set you back a whopping $96.80 back in 1960. Some of the hotdogs that used them back in the day were “TV” Tommy Ivo, Ak Miller, Eddie Hill and Max Balchowsky.