Gary Conley built several machined V8 engines. He also built a few V4, V6 and V12 models. In 1988-89, he fabricated the molds and patterns to produce a casting kit for this 4.27 cubic inch V8 and made it available in several variations. Most commonly, it was supplied with a carburetor, but later versions included multiple carburetors with velocity stacks. (Specially configured tubes that increase the velocity and direct the air into the carburetor.)

Other variations came with miniature superchargers, such as the Roots-style 671 blower commonly seen on hotrods and dragsters in the 1960s. This engine was custom built by Gary Conley for Richard Symons in 1995. Richard added the chrome plating to the valve covers and air cleaner.

Exhibit added: November 1, 2011 - Last modified: January 12, 2023

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