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Interested in what is going on here at Banks Power? Well, you have come to the right place! Below is a list of the latest information into what is going on here at Banks. Read our latest Insider News, watch a video, or take a look at our Project Vehicles. Find what interests you and have fun.


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  • Haller’s RepairHaller's Repair
    Jim Haller, Owner Jim Haller worked a 9 to 5 job, and in his spare time did construction and built hotrods. When the company he worked for had financial woes in the early 80’s due to the recession he decided to get a little building and work for himself. Jim opened his first location in March ...
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  • Alexi Sahagian of Boostpower USAAlexi Sahagian of Boostpower USA
    Gale Banks Marine engines are legends in their own right, winning many championship boat races and having the reputation for not only being extremely powerful but also incredibly reliable. There are still engines and kits used today all over the world, and the marine side of Banks hasn’t been a working part of Banks since ...
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  • Belt Assembly: Super Twin-Turbo DuramaxBelt Assembly: Super Twin-Turbo Duramax
    Testing on the Supercharged Twin-Turbo stroked Duramax continues, and as we push the engine to new levels of horsepower some issues with the design need to be adjusted… or just fortified. One such area is the blower’s drive assembly. During the tuning process the engine is taken to the upper limits of its RMP range, ...
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Project Vehicles

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Killing a Duramax

Killing a Duramax
After weeks of adding sensors, changing intercoolers and piping, ECU tuning, and more, Gale and the Banks test group were finally ready to crank over the Duramax L5P engine in Dyno Cell No. 2. The plan for the engine is complex. First, there has been conjecture online for more than two years over what the ...
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Dragster Cooling System

Dragster Cooling System
A small horizontal radiator topped by a shrouded electric cooling fan is used on the Banks Sidewinder Top Dragster.  A very quiet, but very powerful, Stewart electric pump moves the coolant though the Sidewinder’s system.  Hardly “exotic,” good old distilled water (from the local supermarket) with a bottle of Redline “Water Wetter” mixed in (just ...
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Banks Powered OshKosh JLTV

Banks Powered OshKosh JLTV
The Humvee replacement is here, and it’s bad ass! This vehicle is the result of a years long design and test competition involving the biggest names in the defense and diesel engine industry. The Oshkosh JLTV has destroyed the competition. The staff at Banks Power, the exclusive engine supplier, has been deeply involved in the creation ...
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Videos

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Jay Leno’s Garage

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Car guy Heaven…That’s where I am!

Car guy Heaven...That's where I am!
Once a year at Art Center College of Design In Pasadena California they do something so special that even my pal Jay Leno becomes a spectator! It’s called, Car Classic and I’m a guest of another pal, Syd Mead, who’s future vision caught the attention of the general public world wide with Blade Runner and continues ...
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Episode #8: Turbocharging Jay Leno’s Tank Car

Episode #8: Turbocharging Jay Leno's Tank Car
Episode #8: Completion and testing Jay Leno’s Tank Car is just one of several high profile development programs ongoing in the Banks Advanced Prototype Engineering labs.
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Episode #7: Turbocharging Jay Leno’s Tank Car

Episode #7: Turbocharging Jay Leno's Tank Car
Episode #7: Wastegates and exhaust Jay Leno’s Tank Car is just one of several high profile development programs ongoing in the Banks Advanced Prototype Engineering labs.
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