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1983 Sidewinder Turbo Kit for Ford 6.9-Liter1983 Sidewinder Turbo Kit for Ford 6.9-Liter

It’s difficult to comprehend how a diesel could ever be sold naturally aspirated (turbo-less), because the words “Turbo” and “Diesel” flow together. Sure enough though, the 80’s diesel offerings were abominations or the road making for a definitely dark time in the diesel consumer history. There were actually over 70 different cars and trucks available ...
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Ray MizenerRay Mizener

Ray Mizener is a Banks Power fan, but more importantly, he is an inspiration. After a horrible accident, Ray was encouraged and determined to not let go of his hobbies and activities. “Though I’ve been an engineering project management building runway to pay the bills, my hobby and obsession have always been cars and trucks,” ...
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Texas Complete Truck CenterTexas Complete Truck Center

Merlin Martin: Parts Manager Texas Complete Truck Center has been in business for 5 years, and in that time, they’ve not only grown in size but also in reputation as an off-road powerhouse. Owner Keith Dunford worked at the local Ford dealership for 15 years before making the jump to opening a business of his own. ...
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Dana 80 Banks Ram-Air Differential CoverDana 80 Banks Ram-Air Differential Cover

The rate of the rapid succession to which the Banks engineering team is developing new applications for the patented Ram-Air Differential Covers is truly impressive. Having made its official launch at the 2019 SEMA Show for the American Axle rear ends used in both Ram and GM offerings it will be joined by several other covers by ...
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Killing a Duramax: Part 14Killing a Duramax: Part 14

The “Killing a Duramax” series makes its triumphant return with part 14! Gale’s been busy with the design of the new L5P cam as he tries the get the most horsepower while cranking out new ideas. Gale collaborated with Comp Cams in the development of this new high-performance and explains how he analyzes each step in the 4-stroke ...
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1979: Battle-Ready Engines1979: Battle-Ready Engines

Due to the overwhelming success of Banks-built engines produced for marine leisure and racing use, the company was asked to lend their expertise to the United States Military. Banks developed and supplied twin-turbo gasoline marine engines to the U.S. Navy for SEALs’ covert-action boats. The demand on these engines was grueling with requirements of sustaining ...
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Building a Monster Truck Engine: Part 9Building a Monster Truck Engine: Part 9

In the latest episode of Banks Building a Monster Truck Engine series, Gale takes the supercharged 7.1L Duramax to 666 horsepower. Is that the max power this powerplant will make without turbos? He also unveils Banks’ new Charge Air Rating System (CARS), the ultimate way to measure an intercooler’s true performance. That intercooler that you ...
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Five Points MotorsFive Points Motors

Five Points Motors has some family history to the place. Starting the business in 1946, Mark Oliphant’s grandfather, Whitney Oliphant, opened a little two-bay shop. Through the years the business grew and was continued by Mark’s father, and now heading into 74 years in business Mark runs the family’s 10-bay shop. Armed with five technicians, ...
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2008 Honda Civic Type R (Euro Spec FN2)2008 Honda Civic Type R (Euro Spec FN2)

Pascal Bohnet Banks products are well known with diesel enthusiasts (and with performance enthusiasts in general) in the United States, having been at the forefront of hot rod and diesel power for more than 60 years. This is a given, but the amount of products that actually get used overseas is quite surprising. Diesel performance systems ...
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1986 Banks Trans-Am Smashes Record1986 Banks Trans-Am Smashes Record

Banks teams up with Pontiac and Popular Mechanics to build a Trans Am that would be powered by a Gale Banks 1,500 horsepower, inter-cooled twin-turbocharged 456 ci big block engine which used Banks developed reverse deflector turbo pistons, camshaft and turbo valves. The project, having been in development for three years, was conceived to challenge a record ...
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