Category: Banks Sidewinder S-10

Banks Sidewinder S10

Sidewinder S-10 Drag Truck Update

It’s mid-May 2008, and we are now at a power level with the Banks Sidewinder S-10 that is reminding me of all the nitromethane-burning engines I raced back in the day. We are using up pistons like a good thing. We’re not changing them every run like I did with my nitro-burning rails and drag boats, but we’re changing them too damn often for a diesel. We’ve been doing it for a while, and it’s only gotten more problematic as we’ve made more power and gotten down into the 7.70s. Now we are too close to “running on kill” for my liking.

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No smoke with fire

Smoke free, high efficiency diesel engines are Gale Banks Engineering’s specialty. We look at how the company progressed to become the undisputed leaders in the field. To

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Banks Sidewinder S10

Clean Speed

Diesel Power Magazine takes a look inside the world’s quickest and fastest diesel pickup. A few years ago, Gale Banks got a deal he couldn’t refuse on

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Power Broker

Here’s a guy who’s done it all and done it well, and he has the records to prove it. You’ll find his name in the record books

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So did they win? When we last left our heroes…

It’s been a while (again), but here’s my latest entry. I’ve got about four more in the can, only it’s just that they’re only half done each. Since the last time I wrote I’ve been to pulled over, went to visit a guy we’re selling engines to, went on vacation, went to Indy for the big race, and met with GM a few times. Although those “adventures” are something to write about… I bet your wondering how we did with the truck this weekend?

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Dyno Tuning the S-10

Enthusiasts understand that a dynamometer measures an engine’s output by gauging its torque, taking measurements from the flywheel (in the case of an engine dynamometer) or a

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