Re: solid lifter cam
What I mean is that cam of size x in a 9:1 compression engine feels bigger (ie peakier, choppier idle, higher power band) than the same cam does in the same motor with 11:1 compression.
So from most cam charts around, your size cam would be recommended for somewhere between 10.5:1 to 13:1 or more, but the higher compression, with all else being equal, would provide an easier motor to live with. Albeit you couldn't run PULP.
Has to do with torque potential and other things that occurr at the higher compression ratios.