On a board to which I suscribe a guy said his ideal cam was 220/230, .600/.600 with a 112 LSA with 1.5 rockers. How would one expect to use this cam? What kind of advertised duration would be good to keep this cam barely in the smog legal range? Could this cam work as a flat tappet grind?
Does it matter if a cam has the exact same specs if it is a roller or flat, hyrdraulic or solid?
Instead of more duration on the exhaust valve could you use more lift? Can you use more lift in general since the exhaust valve is typically smaller?
What controls picking the right size valves? Is there a minimum/maximum ratio difference between intake and exhaust valves?
Is it a safe assumption that larger valves require a larger chamber? Is there a way to quantify the intake runner to chamber ratio? Would it matter?
What dimensions are required to determine the maximum lift you can get out of a cylinder head? How would a head/cam work if the cam was set to give you maximum lift up to about 3500 rpm and tapered down to about 75% of that lift by 6000 rpm? Would you need a big or small intake runner? The lift couldn't be bigger at the end than the beginning could it?
Does a lower head angle (23, 20, 18, 15) work better towards a larger or smaller bore? Does the lower head angle allow for higher or lower lift?
If the intake velocity is as important as the flow, how does one compute it? How do you determine how much flow and at what velocity you need it to accomplish x horsepower or torque?
At 100% volumetric effiency are you getting all of the flow you can out of a head, getting as much flow as the velocity will allow, both or neither?
How do you match the intake manifold to the head to get the right flow/velocity?