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Episode #6: Turbocharging Jay Leno’s Tank Car Three pumps, no waiting! On the wet side of the EFI system, Bosch provided us with their 200 liter-per-hour, 5-bar (72 psig) electric fuel pumps. With each pump putting out just under one gallon per minute, it’ll take three of them in parallel to feed this monster. Read more about this post

Episode #5: Turbocharging Jay Leno’s Tank Car Episode #5: Electronic Fuel Injection Jay Leno’s Tank Car is just one of several high profile development programs ongoing in the Banks Advanced Prototype Engineering labs. Read more about this post

Episode #4: Turbocharging Jay Leno’s Tank Car Jay to Gale: Hey, Can You Banks This? Part Four in a Series. Follow along with us as we take a behind-the-scenes trip through the Banks Advanced Prototype Engineering laboratory to view the magical transformation of a Cold War-era giant into a modern superpower. Read more about this post

Episode #3: Turbocharging Jay Leno’s Tank Car Follow along with us as we take a behind-the-scenes trip through the Banks Advanced Prototype Engineering laboratory to view the magical transformation of a Cold War-era giant into a modern superpower. Read more about this post

Episode #2: Turbocharging Jay Leno’s Tank Car I’ve built twin turbo gasoline engines for boats, race cars & hot rods for over 40 years and nothing comes close to the fun I had turboing and fuel injecting Jay Leno’s 30 Liter V-12! Here’s episode 2 of a once in a lifetime build. Gale Banks Read more about this post

Episode #1: Turbocharging Jay Leno’s Tank Car Jay Leno does me favors, so I thought I’d even the score! I had no idea how much fun that would be! Gale Banks Read more about this post

When it Comes to Racers…We Roll Our Own! A friend asked for a race car sponsorship recently, but we usually don’t do that. When it comes to race cars, trucks or boats…it’s more fun to build and race our own! And, that way, if we do it wrong, win a race or set a record, it’s our own doing. When it comes to fuel, ... Read more about this post

Blowin’ Smoke Rings on Pikes Peak! Waaaay to much water/meth and here’s what you get…A Banks Super-Turbo Detroit blowing smoke rings on a tuning run up the mountain! What’s cool about this is you can see the time between the cylinders firing as Mike Ryan comes off the turn under full throttle. It’s a Meet Mr. Wizard moment! The photo is visual ... Read more about this post

There’s an Experiment Going on in Dyno Room 1 and it’s Not the Piece of Foam Dancing Around on the Dyno Room Floor! We’re doing some baseline runs in order to tune the WOT (wide open throttle) curves on our 427 V8 SBC (Small Block Chevy). This will ultimately be the Banks Twin-Turbo SBC that is going into something special that Hot Rod Magazine is working on to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the SBC.   Right now we are ... Read more about this post

Ok Folks, It’s Time For a Turbo History Lesson! Here’s our Banks twin turbo layout that was developed in our 67 Chevy panel truck, The White Tortilla. This picture is a slightly later version which used an R4 AC compressor which we added in 1977. The front drive is Banks as well and used V-belts. There was no Vintage Air and no flat belts ... Read more about this post