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Banks Top Diesel Dragster: NHRDA Nationals
On March 6th, 2010 the Banks crew tested out the rail's new "Stroker" 427 cu. in., twin-turbo 7.0L Duramax engine at the NHRDA Nationals in Wittmann, Arizona. The numbers for this trip out were 7.670 @173.54. We were a little faster back in April 2009 when we ran 7.17 @ 181.08. We've also run a best trap speed of 190MPH with the car on a separate test session. All those runs were with our twin-turbo'd Duramax, and now we're getting set to hit the track with a supercharged configuration. Stay tuned for that! More info at

Banks water injection: Supercharged Duramax 871S
Here we're testing our Straight-Shot water-methanol injection system (we're using 100% water at this point) so we removed the scoop to give a view we bet you've never seen before in a Dyno video. This pull was from 1000-5500 rpm with a top blower speed of 16,500 at the top of the pull. We're using the injection system for charge air cooling of the Supercharger. Stay tuned for more noise and more power! In our previous Duramax 871 (8 cylnder, 7.1 liter) dragster engine Dyno video ( the camera gets blown back by the blow-off valve, and in this run the camera gets sucked towards the Supercharger. We're going to have to strap those babies down better! If you haven't seen this engine run on the track in its twin-turbo form here you go:

Twin Turbo Ferrari Testarossa on Engine Dyno
Twin turbo Ferrari Testarossa on Engine Dyno. The motor is a 4.9L flat 12 which has been upgraded with EFI via a Bigstuff3 PRO SEFI ECM and twin Precision turbo turbochargers. At this stage the motor is running 6psi Boost and has no internal modifications. We ran it from 3500rpm to 7500rpm and it produced 650hp and 600lbs*ft of torque. Enjoy! Also I just posted a new video on my channel showing a walk around of the car with some of the new wheels and brakes mocked up on it. If you guys are interested check it out there.

24V71 Detroit
This is our 24 cylinder Detroit that we are putting in a custom 359 Peterbilt. It will use an Allison Transmission, and the engine will be in the front of the truck. We are starting off with 40 foot 4" X 14" rectangle rails, not sure how long it will end up being.