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Old 02-10-2013, 12:00 PM
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160psi does not indicate 11:1 compression ratio.
I can't give you the formula to figure out the psi result of 11:1 CR, but I can tell you it has allot to do with when the intake valve closes. If you have a long duration cam the psi will be lower than if you have a short duration cam period. An 8.5:1 CR engine with a short duration cam can have as many psi as a 12:1 CR engine with a long duration cam.
You may want to download the CR calculator near the end of this article. Good article by the way. Dynamic CR
Also you might want to grind out that "swirl vane" next to the intake valve guide to give you a little more performance.
Also IMO a double pumper works better with a manual transmission where a vacuum secondary carb works better with an automatic trans.
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