Banks Insider News

What’s Happening Lately? What’s been going on here lately you ask? As always it’s been a bunch. Some of the stuff I can share, while other things I’m not at liberty to say. Here’s what I am at liberty to say: 2011 Ford 6.7 liter “Scorpion” Power Stroke: We just got one of the new Ford beasts in here at ... Read more about this post

A Change is Coming at Gale Banks Engineering Taking a break in the Duramax Marine Twin Turbo development, and signing up to get even more insider news! By John Espino We’re going to take a break this week in the saga that is the Duramax Marine Twin Turbo development for a couple of reasons: • First: the lead engineer on the project has been out on ... Read more about this post

Forced Induction Madness – The Birth of an Intake-Charge-Air Cooler Here’s a video of the monster Steam Punk Banks Twin-Turbo Marine engine in action on the dyno. By John Espino These past few Fridays we’ve been going through the development of what would become the Super-Twin Turbo (it has a longer name, but let’s not stress on that right now) to show a little of its origins, ... Read more about this post

Forced Induction Madness – Twin Turbo Duramax – ala Steam Punk When you start with a design for an intake or an exhaust system it’s rather simple… By John Espino So last week we showed you a peak at the end of the story (or rather the beginning of another one) with some great pictures of the Sequential Super-Twin Turbo, but the roots of it hadn’t been fully ... Read more about this post

Forced Induction Madness – the Banks Power Sequential Super – Twin Turbo Marine Diesel A twin turbo Duramax marine engine gets an extra kick from being supercharged! By John Espino The title says it all… and it’s quite a mouth full. In fact, I rather doubt anyone can say it ten times fast. For those of you still shell shocked I’ll break it down for you: it’s a twin turbo Duramax ... Read more about this post

Banks Dragster Update – After Arizona Did we set any world records at Arizona’s Speedworld? Not quite. Was it still a successful outing? Most definitely. (And hey, the “National” record we set got us a trophy!) By John Espino Well, we didn’t set any world-records this time out, but the Banks Sidewinder Top Diesel Dragster held up rather well. In fact, we’d consider ... Read more about this post

Sidewinder Jetta is Fresh From the Plastic Surgeon The Sidewinder Jetta is now sporting some rather aggressive nose work and side skirting. By John Espino Of the many projects going on here at Banks this week there’s only really one that I can talk about without spilling some all important beans. See, there are thing that we just can’t talk about… yet, mind you. Since ... Read more about this post

Banks Dragster Update – March 5 2010 With all systems checked, the dragster and all the race gear loaded in the trailer, we’re ready to make our mark on the dragstrip again… By John Espino There’s been little to report on the Sidewinder Top Diesel Dragster since this past Summer. Back then we had to withdraw from an event in Indianapolis due to mechanical ... Read more about this post

Banks Sidewinder Top Diesel Sets Sights for World Record The “rail” leaves for test and tune, sets sights for 6-second “clean” run. By John Espino Last week I reported on the first fire of the new engine being used to catapult the Sidewinder Top Diesel Dragster down the raceways, the DRE “Stroker” engine. Bad weather prevented us from our “test and tune” session last weekend, so ... Read more about this post

Banks Power’s New Beast – Sidewinder DRE New Year, new opportunities… more power (insert caveman grunts)! By John Espino After months of sorting out issues with the Sidewinder Top Diesel Dragster’s transmission we’re ready to start the onslaught of track punishment again. Only thing is we’re not going about it with the same engine. Nah… that sucker was so last year! Since we’re feeling ... Read more about this post