How much do you want to know about wastegates and variable geometry turbos? Lots? Then give this a read. Plus, gain some insight into the engine that
Jay Leno’s Garage
Burbank, California March 21, 2009 – When Jay Leno calls from the Big Dog Garage and asks: “What’s new?” No one jokes back: “New York, New Jersey, or New Brunswick.” What Gale Banks answered back was the news that his diesel-powered Chevy S-10 Duramax-powered drag truck had just set both a new ET number and a top speed record. Leno immediately answered back with a invitation for Banks to bring the speedy Sidewinder out to Jay’s Garage for a twelve (plus) minute walk-around of the machine. Quite a day Jay!
In the fall of 2008 this magnificent machine came “home” to the Banks tech shop for a short, regularly-scheduled maintenance visit. Of course we are using the terms “regular” and “maintenance” with some relativity here.
“What I hope to bring SEMA is a clear view into the future, its challenges and its opportunities.” — Gale Banks How can I help
I have to tell you all that Ginger Ale is just about my favorite drink… period. It brings back fond memories of days long past. I’ll usually partake in a plastic Dixie cup of Canada Dry’s version of the beverage on business flights, but on recent trip to Oregon I was treated to a Verner’s. Ain’t that a something? I mean I thought that brand went away when I was a kid, at least that’s the way it is in California anyways. Then another blast from the past… I got on a plane with propellers. Yes folks, the futuristic world of the 21st Century is here… and without the flying cars, robot butlers, an Astro-Base on the Moon or the rocket-pack I was promised as a boy. Airplanes still have propellers.