Where are the better places to find Hp in these engines?
Cam isn't as big of an issue as everyone makes it out to be. Unless you know how to tweek what is on the market. But carb and head are big issues. With the new shim rule you may be able to help the spring pressure on the one you have but, if you have a head that doesn't flow very well you may want to look in that direction. Also where is the engine timing? sometimes just moving the timing will aid in H,P. There are way to many variables for us to tell you what to do.
It is true, too high a compression reading can hurt, but only because of the fuel. You can reach a point where even the highest octane gas will detonate, and it’s the detonation that kills the power.Our best motors have between 26.9 - 27.3, compression definitely helps but only to a point, after some point you will only be adding heat but not making any more power, at least from my experience, everyone is right, there are plenty of other places to make more power
Can we see your data that backs this up? How many of these engines have you built? Its easy to make blanket statements like this without providing data or anything to back up what your saying.Compression is the Holy Grail!!
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Thats close. What head gasket thickness do you have? .009 is the thin gasket. 1cc is about the area of the spark plug hole. (Bottom of the threads to the top).
Can we see your data that backs this up? How many of these engines have you built? Its easy to make blanket statements like this without providing data or anything to back up what your saying.
You would need to set a degree wheel up and degree the cam. along with that you need previous knowledge of cam profiles to see if yours was or is tweeked.Don,
Where would I need to look for altering the cam? I dont think I can change the cam timing without turning the crank gear, which I dont know how to do. Also the ignition timing is set to 32 degrees I have a new ARC flywheel that has the 8 degrees built in. I am going to put a test light on it to confirm after break-in.