Originally Posted by rollie715
The last few posts have been the most helpful so far. I started this new thread because a previous thread ended up with lots of book chapters between differing views.
At this point, my next step is to tear down my motor and see what I have to work with. Then I will get back to the detailed specs needed.
The piston combinations and recent comments on cam overlap and dynamic compression has been encouraging.
I will add updates as I know more.
By the way, I'm planning un using a carb and not the fuel injection or computer.
What are your horsepower goals, street manner goals (low end, high end power, torque, loping idle)? That will narrow down your cam selection, and that will determine your compression ratio. Then tear down and inspect your engine, then machine work, then parts selection to get your compression ratio and squish.