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Al Unser Jr. Visits Banks Power Al Unser Jr. Visits Banks PowerBack in the 80’s I Sidewinder turbocharged Al Unser Sr’s Ford Diesel pickup. Diesel pickups had no turbos till late in the 80’s! The Unser family was dominant in Indy cars and on Pikes Peak back then, and I was a fan. What I didn’t know was, when it comes to racing, these guys have ... Read more about this post

Gale loves this engine… Gale loves this engine...Everyone knows Gale Banks is a hot rodder. He loves to make things go fast. Boats, cars, trucks; it doesn’t matter – hot-rodding is a pure joy only other car guys can fully understand. It’s hard to find an engine that doesn’t intrigue him and make him wonder how he can make it better, faster, ... Read more about this post

Available Now: The Banks 1.8 iDash Super Gauge Available Now: The Banks 1.8 iDash Super GaugeThe Banks “Super Gauge” can display from two to five parameters on a single gauge… Read more about this post

Hot 25 Diesel Products at SEMA 2017 #TENSEMA17 Hot 25 Diesel Products at SEMA 2017 #TENSEMA17The SEMA Show in Las Vegas, Nevada, is the premier venue for aftermarket parts manufacturers to debut new products for the diesel-truck market. Representatives from companies specializing in engine performance, suspension mods, dress-up accessories, or utilitarian equipment for almost anything on wheels are on hand displaying and promoting their latest upgrade hotness. Read more about it ... Read more about this post

Who The Hell Is Gale Banks: Part 3 Who The Hell Is Gale Banks: Part 3 Hot Rodding The Military! If you have not seen Part 1 or 2 yet, go here and get up to speed: here’s Part 1 of that tour. here’s Part 2 of that tour. Read more about this post

Who The Hell Is Gale Banks: Part 2 Who The Hell Is Gale Banks: Part 2 Pioneering The Turbo Diesel Aftermarket Because We Went Stupid Fast In A ’68 Corvette…Yep! Well of course that’s me and I’m a still Gearhead. Join me as we continue our NHRA Museum Winners Circle members tour of my shop. We videotaped me leading the tour of our facilities: If you have not seen Part 1 yet, go here and ... Read more about this post

Who The Hell Is Gale Banks? Who The Hell Is Gale Banks?Well that’s me and I’m a Gearhead. I must assume almost all of you know me as you have liked or signed-up for this site. However, you may not know my whole backstory, so I hope it’s ok to share some of my 63-year Hot Rod Engine history with you. It’s all centered around forced induction, ... Read more about this post

Three Turbos – Two Engine Dynos Three Turbos - Two Engine DynosGas In One – Diesel In The Other… It’s Friday & This Is Banks! SBC and L5P, it’s a GM dyno day! Our 427″ Banks Twin Turbo, Small Block Chevy, is in Dyno 1. Man, these big inch small blocks thunder, even thru turbos! These particular Turbos are our new Banks Sidewinder Centerline Series. We made “first Boost” ... Read more about this post

Gale compares the L5P and the LML with Nick and Paul from Diesel Performance Gale compares the L5P and the LML with Nick and Paul from Diesel PerformanceGale describes a few of the substantial differences between the LML to the new L5P Duramax engines. Watch as he visually shows us the key components. Learn what is different and why – from Turbocharger to Injectors, Fuel Pumps, air flow with the new Cylinder Heads and more. Sit back and learn from the master. Read more about this post

Gale Speaks (at SEMA) Gale Speaks (at SEMA) Gale Banks will be speaking at the SEMA Show Education Days, On Monday, October 30, 2017 at 2:30pm, Las Vegas Convention Center, Upper North Hall, Room N256 Already acknowledged as one of the “5 Must-Attend SEMA Show Education Sessions” Gale will present: “Building the Best Boosted Engines of Your Career”   Gale Banks, the “Godfather of Turbocharging,” will be teaching his new ... Read more about this post