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When talking about heads and valves, what does splayed mean?
I know this may seem silly to some of you but I don't know what a "splayed" valve is. I do believe canted valves just means that they are angled so the port may flow into the combustion chamber better.
Re: When talking about heads and valves, what does splayed mean?
I think it refers to the valves not having their stems
parallel, but canted so they open away from each other
and/or away from the cylinder wall toward the center.
The idea is to reduce shrouding of the opening on a big-
valve motor and make fuller use of the flow circumference.