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Banks Power Presence at PRI All the news from this year’s Performance Racing Industry Show in Orlando, Florida By Doug Stokes The just-concluded 2009 Performance Racing Industry Show (“PRI”) in Orlando was an unqualified success for Banks Power. The show team of product experts, product engineers, and top company executives met with hundreds and hundreds of both long-time and first-time show-goers from ... Read more about this post

The Banks Blue Motor Replicating one of circle-jet boat racing most successful and most celebrated engines — a 454 cubic inch, twin-turboed, 2,000 horsepower big block Chevy. By Doug Stokes The idea was to replicate one of circle-jet boat racing most successful and most celebrated engines, Gale Banks’ feared and famous 1975 era, 454 cubic inch, twin-turboed, 2,000 horsepower big block ... Read more about this post

Engine and More Engines A number of large crates have been delivered with the latest versions of the most popular light truck diesel engines from each of the major manufacturers. The Banks Race Shop (actual given name: “Advanced Concept Engineering”) is restless again … In the last few days a number of large crates have been delivered and quickly opened ... Read more about this post

New Banks iQ Device Wins Three 2009 SEMA Global Media Awards The new Banks iQ wins three SEMA Global Media Awards. Las Vegas, Nevada – – In addition to all the “domestic” excitement that the just-concluded debut of the hot new Banks iQ device stirred up; the ultra-versatile vehicle user interface was announced as winning three SEMA Global Media Awards. There were twenty-eight judges representing 16 countries from ... Read more about this post

Banks ACE Shop Floor Layout Changes Special Room Is Built For New Diesel Injector Test Bench. Ultra high pressure electronically-controlled fuel injection using a “common rail” fuel system is the prime reason that the new generation of clean diesel engines have become the power units of choice for the high end of today’s light truck, SUV, automobile, and motorhome industry. With diesel, injecting ... Read more about this post

Banks Power Twin Turbo Power for Las Vegas Trike Perfect! It’s Halloween week and we get to strap the Great Pumpkin (Trike Bike) down on the Banks Engineering “rack” … er Chassis Dyno. Sneak a look (if you dare) at one of Las Vegas Trikes’ latest masterworks of motorcycling mayhem … All hooked up and bristling with some monstrous Banks Twin Turbo hoss-pawer! EPILOG: It ... Read more about this post

Designs and Designers With large numbers of new Banks Power products coming on line annually and a like number of very short-run specialized components needed for the BankSpeed racing program, there’s always a flood if new items on the “drawing board” here in Azusa. At Banks, new parts are being conceived and designed on a daily basis. With large numbers ... Read more about this post

The Bosch-Banks Sidewinder Jetta TDI Bosch asks Banks to take a look at a diesel powered machine as it comes from Volkswagen. They drop a Jetta off at Banks’ Azusa campus and say: “We’ll be back in a few weeks, see what you and your people can do with an upgrade on this one.” That’s a pretty long name for a ... Read more about this post

It is Alive – Banks Marine Engine in the Dyno Cel How did the V-8 monster diesel engine spring to life? Here’s the inside story. By Kevin Callahan By the time you read this, dyno room testing will be underway on the new Banks marine turbo-diesel being developed for high performance, sport and possible defense industry use. But how did this powerful V-8 monster spring to life? ... Read more about this post

Diesel Directions MOTOR PRESS GUILD Luncheon Meeting with Bosch and Banks. Listen to the audio! Photos:  By Pete Lyons and Albert Wong courtesy of MPG Even though it was not open to the general public, the Motor Press Guild’s September luncheon meeting was deemed a “sell out” with over 100 members and guests in attendance and additional tables and ... Read more about this post

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