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Listen to Gale Banks on The Smoking Tire Podcast Listen to this great podcast where Gale Banks talks about all sorts for great things from his blown Cobra R Coil Over Watts Link Marauder, Kiwis, Twin Turbos, Jet boats, Burt Munro, Bonneville  and much more. To stream, download or SHARE the podcast, just click on the image below to go directly to The Smoking ... Read more about this post

Banks Sidewinder Blower Test Series At Banks Power we develop engines for uses ranging from winning wars (military) to winning races. We have done this, including the military part, since 1975. In those 40 years we have advanced our art and been on the winning team in building and powering all types of cars, trucks and boats, all over the ... Read more about this post

FirstFirst Fire Banks Supercharged 871S Diesel V8 Here’s a short first fire video of our Blown Duramax based dragster engine. This setup uses our cold side PWM controlled waste gate. As the waste gate air bypass becomes necessary it opens and blows the camera back. Watch for it! We have recently redesigned the bearing and mounting system in this 3100 Taylor absorber to ... Read more about this post

“Rapid Transit”, Banks Blown 870S 427ci Stroker Dmax! Here’s some mug shots of our upcoming 7 liter supercharged, nitrous and water injected drag race engine. Gale Banks Gale Banks 870S Blown 427″ Dmax. A variety of Superchargers from a 4Liter Whipple Screw to an 8-71 GMC will be evaluated, the Whipple is shown. Gale Banks 427″ Drag Dmax. The sound of the zoomies is like no ... Read more about this post

Eco Diesel Don’t Care! This tough little welterweight can punch! In my first boxing lesson, Pop extended his right fist touching my chest, “You don’t punch to someone…you punch thru someone”. The thru punch came as he said the words and suddenly I was flat on my back! Boxing was a big deal when I was a kid. Back then, Rocky ... Read more about this post

Ford F-100 Eco Banks As a life long Hotrodder, engine swaps are a way of life. Huge engines in little cars or trucks, that’s the money! Improvements in social status were sure to follow, right? So, why is her dad holding that shotgun? Today, I’m turning the tables. Today, I’m leading the charge toward light weight high speed diesel. Fat ... Read more about this post

630T V6 3.0L Banks Diesel Engine This is my 630T V6 3.0L Banks Diesel Engine. It’s my high speed lightweight. We took out the Dmax LB7 and put one of them in the red dually. At 302hp and 505 lbft it matches the 6.6L Dmax!!! Gale Banks Read more about this post

Banks Needs Vehicles for Testing New Products at our Azusa, CA facility Our top Engineers are constantly developing new products for various platforms, but the reality is, we can’t always get a test vehicle in our shop. This is where you come in, we often will recruit the help of the general public to supply Banks Power with test vehicles for research and development. To get in on ... Read more about this post

Working on the Ford Eco Boost Applications Hey Ford Boys…You should like this! I got one too, oh yeah! This month I’m working on the Ford Eco Boost applications! We’ve already got AutoMind flash programming, our Ram-Air, cold air intake, our Straight-Shot water/meth injection and our Monster Exhaust finished, and that stuff rocks! Right now we’re working on our Technicooler upgrade for the liquid ... Read more about this post

This truck eats Corvettes for breakfast Hey guys, here’s a video of the Banks Sidewinder Dakota blowing off a C6 Corvette in a street race over in Vegas. There turned out to be a cop behind them…no ticket, he just wanted a look under the hood. Remember, the Dakota is geared for 222 mph at Bonneville! Beat a Corvette with a Cummins, I ... Read more about this post