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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. All that torque twisted the stock frame like a pretzel, so the ... Read more about this post

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 days. ... Read more about this post Writes an Article and does a Podcast about Gale Banks The most recent item on is an article talking about Gale Banks. It goes into great detail on how he first started as well as a wonderful podcast that you could listen to.   “It wasn’t uncommon during that era to build a car and race it on the street. And Banks was doing what many ... Read more about this post

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 all ... Read more about this post

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 level. Additionally our ... Read more about this post

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 saying ... Read more about this post

Water Methanol Injection Uses Just recently we received a message asking if the Banks Straight-Shot Water Methanol System can be used as an intercooler spray. Dear Banks Team, would it be possible to use your straight water shot system as an intercooler spray? I’m from Germany and the TÜV is only okay with that kind of system. Thank you and ... Read more about this post

Oshkosh Wins $6.75 Billion Contract To Replace HMMWV This just in; Oshkosh Truck will build 17,000 Joint Light Tactical Vehicles (JLTV) under a contract awarded today, with a possible total build of 55,000 units. The JLTV leverages 90 years of Oshkosh know how combined with 57 years of Banks know how, to produce the winning combination! Dynamometer durability testing at Banks Power, early in the program. All ... Read more about this post

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 V-4, ... Read more about this post

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 peak ... Read more about this post