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1972 Ford F-150 “Fummins”1972 Ford F-150 “Fummins”

Robert has always been into Ford and has always been into diesel. He had a complete Banks system on his 6.0 Power Stroke prior, and he knew whatever his next vehicle was it had to be something that could replace it with the power, room, and versatility. “I’m in my mid 30’s and I have ...
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Duramax Valve CoversDuramax Valve Covers

A signature piece of some of the most powerful Duramax engines ever created, the rugged cast-aluminum Gale Banks valve covers are finally being produced for sale. The first article samples are in and being checked for form and fit before machining. Inspired by muscle car era offerings, the heavy-gauge cast aluminum construction ensures high detail ...
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Vibrant Performance Fabrication Supplies!Vibrant Performance Fabrication Supplies!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tz0yckhx5TU Gale Banks is like a kid at Christmas when he opens a package from Vibrant Performance. The Canadian company’s precision HD clamps, V-band clamps, stainless steel flex couplings, AN fittings, hoses, flanges, tubing, and accessories will transform both engine dyno cells. Gale explains that when Banks engineer Erik was looking for various flex couplers, bellows, tubing, ...
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Monster Ram on a High-CARB dietMonster Ram on a High-CARB diet

The Banks engineers have put the ultra-performance Monster-Ram on a “high-CARB” diet with the continued development of the EGR version for the 2007-2020 6.7 liter Cummins engine used in RAM 2500/3500 trucks. With the plastic prototype printed, it’s now getting test-fit on the vehicle and flowbench testing. Making the new Monster-Ram as large as possible and ...
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1976 Banks Prototypes Volvo’s First Turbo1976 Banks Prototypes Volvo’s First Turbo

The ’70s was an uncertain time for the automotive landscape. After enjoying cheap fuel prices and plentiful supplies for decades, the fuel embargo of 1973 changed how Americans viewed their vehicles, and the love/hate relationship with big engines started. In June of 1973, the price for a gallon of gasoline was just under 50 cents. ...
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GM Authority Recognizes Diesel AuthorityGM Authority Recognizes Diesel Authority

Internet site GM Authority recently wrote about Gale Banks’ video series “Killing a Duramax,” where the test Duramax L5P made 912 horsepower and 1,389 pound-feet of torque running completely with stock internals. As the article points out, those power numbers that Banks attained is a 467 hp jump over the stock numbers and 479 lb-ft ...
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Gale Banks Marine Twin Turbo Time CapsuleGale Banks Marine Twin Turbo Time Capsule

When Ryan Bodhi of New South Wales purchased a used Bob Thurgar flat bottom ski boat, the former owner showed him a listing for something that he had his eyes on himself, and thought would go great on the engine that Ryan intended to make for his new craft. The listing was for an old ...
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Powertech DieselPowertech Diesel

Brent Willsey: Owner For Brent Willsey, the origins of his business, Powertech Diesel, go far back to his teenage youth in high school when counselors wanted the graduates to think about their futures. “Back in high school we had people coming to our classes and talking to us about how to pick a career,” said Brent, ...
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Christopher Rollins – 1988 BMW 535ISChristopher Rollins - 1988 BMW 535IS

Christopher Rollins has worked pretty hard on his 1988 BMW 535IS. Running a naturally aspirated M30 that has been bored and stroked from 3.4 to 3.6 liters with a 290 degree overhead cam, oversized valves, and port work. Christopher was looking for a multi-function gauge, but he didn’t want five or more gauges on top ...
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Four Wheeler Magazine upgrades 2002 GM rear end with Ram-Air diff coverFour Wheeler Magazine upgrades 2002 GM rear end with Ram-Air diff cover

Jason Gonderman decided it was time to upgrade Four Wheeler Magazine’s 2002 2500HD’s tires to 37s. This would effectively raise the gear ratio (numerically lower) by about 20%. After the tires, it would be as if he’d installed 3.23:1 axle gears. The result would be more difficult acceleration but lower engine rpm at highway speeds. To ...
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