Posts Categorized: Banks Vehicles

Fifty-six Years of Hanky Panky

I’ll bet that Raymond Lowey has been spinning in his grave the last 25 years after seeing Gary Vail’s beautiful hot rod restoration on this Lowey design. Lowey’s ’53 Studebaker, Starlight Coupe changed the American automotive landscape. The little GEN 1 small block makes 3 per inch or 770hp at 9400rpm with a red line… Read more »

Banks Straight-Shot® Water Methanol Injection

In this article I’ve gathered some really great resources that best explain this performance enhancing method that has been around for over a hundred years. The Banks Straight-Shot System addresses two sides; emissions reduction/fuel efficiency and power output. It’s a universal technology, it can work on any fuel, any type of internal combustion engine. What Banks… Read more »

Testing has begun on the new Ford F150 Ecoboost Truck

How do I know this? Here’s some proof. This is  photo of Chris Otani (in the truck) and Ross Korns setting up the Banks Power Dyno to do some testing on the F150. I’m not allowed to show you what products have been installed. But once I get the ok, we’ll be posting more information… Read more »

Another “Sleeper” at Banks Power

This is another “sleeper” in the Banks Power stable. This 1991 Chevy SS (took out a 454) shop truck has a Banks twin-turbo 366ci small block that runs on 91 octane; it makes 675HP at the rear wheels and over 900 lbft of torque.

The Gale Banks 427″ V8 Diesel Racing Engine

I’m not a good spectator. If I’m not competing I stay at the shop. If I am competing I want the longest race possible. I’m an adrenaline junky! As an engine builder I like all forms of racing but, I love endurance racing! Endurance racing keeps your heart rate up for hours and sometimes even… Read more »

Banks Wants A Few (More) Good Men and Women

CAD Design Engineers, career opportunities are now open at Banks Engine design from the crank centerline out is the business of Gale Banks Engineering and its divisions Banks Power and Banks Technologies. We are currently taking applications for experienced CAD designers in our Mechanical Engineering Group. At Banks we design, develop, production engineer and manufacture… Read more »

Gale Banks Needs Some Help!

Automotive Firmware Engineers Move to SoCal today! Banks is Hiring At Banks, the design and manufacture of electronic devices for engine and powertrain control, CAN bus communication, data logging, and instrumentation are woven into the fabric of of our company! In our 57th year, Banks is facing strong product demand at an exceptional and unprecedented… Read more »

Something Sinister This Way Comes

Posted by Gale Banks Back in 2004 I wanted to get out of my ’91 Chevy, 502 SS pickup. I needed a large, rear drive car, with room for more than two people! Chevy didn’t have one anymore but Ford did, so I went to look at a Crown Victoria. A flaming Crown Victoria…Wow! Just… Read more »