Magazine Articles – 2009

FINDING A BALANCE - THE ART AND SCIENCE OF ENGINE BALANCING Competent motor builders stack the decks in their favor by using every trick in the book to make their power Read more about this post

FORD POWER STROKE 6.0L Part 3: Cylinder Head Install This month we install the rebuilt heads using ARP studs and a new gasket set, and reinstall or replace valvetrain Read more about this post

TOTAL TOWING CONTROL Banks SpeedBrake Uses VGT Technology for Improved Stopping Power (on an LMM-powered Chevy 2500HD). Thanks to the diesel aftermarket, many Read more about this post

FORD POWER STROKE 6.0L Part 2: Evaluating Injectors and Rebuilding the Cylinder Heads Part two of the 6.0L Power Stroke re-build project, were we find out what failed and what didn't, and see Read more about this post

Famed Hot Rodder Sees Opportunity in Clean Diesel Tech From The New York Times: We sat down with Gale Banks and came away with a genuine hot-rodder's perspective on Read more about this post

FORD POWER STROKE 6.0L Part 1: What Fails and Why In this 6.0L Power Stroke re-build project, find out what failed and what didn't, and see the opportunities for upgrades. Read more about this post

Slow Down with SpeedBrake The Sophisticated Engine Brake for Diesels (on an ‘07 Chevrolet Duramax). By Joe Burnside A COMMONLY OVERLOOKED PERFORMANCE ENHANCEMENT FOR Read more about this post

QUICK STOPPING – QUICKER INSTALL Diesel technology has continued to evolve. Gone are the days of mechanical injection, and now a computer controls the cycles Read more about this post

Two SpeedBrake reviews The Banks SpeedBrake is reviewed in Diesel World and in Trailer Life. (on a 2008 Chevy 2500HD then a 2006 Read more about this post

Tow Rig Stopping Power The Banks Brake with CBC-Smartlock makes the job easy (for the ‘04-07 Dodge Ram). We've been toying with this particular Read more about this post

Stopping Power How to install the new Banks SpeedBrake (on an '08 Chevy Silverado 2500 HD). DIESEL TRUCKS TYPICALLY ARE USED FOR Read more about this post

Desert Diesel Nationals The NHRDA's Season Opener in Phoenix saw the Banks Sidewinder S-10 set a record. The National Hot Rod Diesel Association Read more about this post

Late-Breaking News Diesel World magazine gives an update on the industry, including the NHRDA event where the Banks S-10 had a 7.77 Read more about this post

Banks SpeedBrake New Electronic Device For GM’s Duramax Uses The Turbocharger To Slow the Vehicle In recent years the diesel engines used Read more about this post

Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum "Banks Power: The First 50 Years" is a very thorough exhibit containing memorabilia from the Banks long career and features Read more about this post

"Banks Power - The first 50 years" Opens at Wally Parks NHRA Museum 50 years of automotive and marine engineering innovation was put on display at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum to Read more about this post

Marine Animal Going quicker and faster than any other diesel-powered vehicle on the dragstrip is the obvious incentive for building the Sidewinder Read more about this post

Marine Animal Sea-bound diesel technology is being proved on the quarter-mile in the Banks Sidewinder   Sea-bound diesel technology is being proved Read more about this post

Gale Banks Receives 2009 Distinguished Service Citation The Automotive Hall of Fame has selected Gale Banks to receive one of their 2009 Distinguished Service Citations. The Automotive Read more about this post

The Banks Brake THE BANKS BRAKE Upon inspection I found the casting (cast iron) of the brake's elbow was massive, and the surfaces Read more about this post

Gale Banks to be honored by Automotive Hall of Fame Gale Banks set to receive the Automotove Hall of Fame's 2009 Distinguished Service Citation in New Orleans. AZUSA - In Read more about this post

The World's Quickest Diesel Pickup Breaks New Ground The words "fast" and "diesel" aren't commonly spoken in the same breath. Diesel trucks, the Clydesdales of the truck world, Read more about this post

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