Can Diesel Kick Gas? We’re having a… Face Off at Banks!

We've got two Banks prototype engines staring each other down, BBC on the left, Dmax on the right, in reality, they're both Chevy big blocks! Nicholas Otto meet Rudolph Diesel, you guys are going to go some rounds!

We’ve got two Banks prototype engines staring each other down, BBC on the left, Dmax on the right, in reality, they’re both Chevy big blocks! Nicholas Otto meet Rudolph Diesel, you guys are going to go some rounds!

Here's the Banks Marine Diesel mock up in a wooden representation of a boat's engine stringers, an Intercooler core goes in the round hole and boost air enters the bottom opening, flows up thru the core and then down thru the ram tubes and into the intake ports.
Here’s the Banks Marine Diesel mock up in a wooden representation of a boats engine stringers, an Intercooler core goes in the round hole and boost air enters the bottom opening, flows up thru the core and then down thru the ram tubes and into the intake ports.
Here's a Banks Super-Turbo Diesel Marine Engine. In this case the blower on top feeds two turbos on the back. This setup blasts a big boat out of the hole. Then we partially bypass the blower and the turbos take over. We're going to a bigger 4 L blower and building two more engines to test as this 2.8 L Eaton is too small.
Here’s a Banks Super-Turbo Diesel Marine Engine. In this case the blower on top feeds two turbos on the back. This setup blasts a big boat out of the hole. Then we partially bypass the blower and the turbos take over. We’re going to a bigger 4 L blower and building two more engines to test as this 2.8 L Eaton is too small.
We're bringing back our Gale Banks Twin Turbo BBC Marine Engines! We're considering all options...or maybe I've lost my mind! Time will tell. Yes I know that Detroit Diesel did a World War One engine with turbos blowing into a supercharger...This is not That!
We’re bringing back our Gale Banks Twin Turbo BBC Marine Engines! We’re considering all options…or maybe I’ve lost my mind! Time will tell.
Yes I know that Detroit Diesel did a World War One engine with turbos blowing into a supercharger…This is not That!
Here's our Gale Banks Offshore Twin Turbo from back in the day. These were hard to beat so to level the playing field the APBA banned open class turbo motors for about 20 years. Now anyone can turbo an offshore racer. Our new concept BBC twin turbo setups will be injected of course.
Here’s our Gale Banks Offshore Twin Turbo from back in the day. These were hard to beat so to level the playing field the APBA banned open class turbo motors for about 20 years. Now anyone can turbo an offshore racer. Our new concept BBC twin turbo setups will be injected of course.

 

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