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Gale Banks Answers Your Diesel Questions

Diesel Power Magazine (DPM) spent some time with Gale Banks to answer some questions that fans have submitted to the Editors of DPM. Five questions in 5 days, with the one-and-only, turbocharging and diesel legend, Gale Banks. Question 1: You have been involved with racing diesels for years. Do you think a 1,000cc engine, maybe a… Read more »

Black Line Fever: 283 mph with Gale Banks.

At the Bonneville Salt Flats, there’s a 5-mile-long black line that’s seen Pontiacs from Mickey Thompson’s four-engine Challenger 1 to the hand-down fastest Firebird of all: the Banks/Pontiac Twin Turbo GTA. Specially modified to handle an intercooled, twin turbo 7.5L 2200 hp V8, the Banks/Pontiac GTA posted a two-way average of 268 mph, with a… Read more »

Gale Banks’ Favorite Car, Ever!

Some friends have asked me to pick my favorite car. This is easy, even though I’ve Hot Rodded everything I’ve ever touched, even the ones I shouldn’t have, my choice is my 87 Pontiac. More correctly it is an 1987 Trans Am GTA, Pro Touring suspension, 1820hp Gasoline 427″ BBC, Twin Turbos w/dual blow thru… Read more »

Banks Torque Tubes

I built my first headers on a small block Chevy, back in the late 50’s. My bill fold was on empty, so coat hanger stood in for welding rod. You could see the shower of sparks from outer space. So I’ve been tuning the pipes for awhile but I never anticipated this…headers for a Class… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

Banks Twin Turbo Trike…yes a Trike.

This Banks Twin Turbo 1115hp and 900+ lbft Trike is… absolutely sick and wrong! It shipped to someone far braver than me!     The Banks 375″ SBC Twin-Turbo dynoed at 1115 hp and 940 lbft, we backed it down to 800hp for the trike. This Chassis Dyno session was done in my absence, we… Read more »