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.
Diesel Funny car
This thing will eventually top 200 mph. I think its less than a year old
and they are still perfecting it. Its a Top Fuel funny car chassis and
body with a Cummins diesel engine with turbo AND Nitrous. The RPMs they can turn are just amazing.
Diesel powered rail
This is a 285" spitzer with a 12 valve cummins in it. Pretty mild tune, Its
currentley in the 5`s
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
In our previous Duramax 871 (8 cylnder, 7.1 liter) dragster engine Dyno video
(http://youtu.be/7q7zXmxy-kc) 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:
Loading Up A Big Rig Diesel Dragster
This twin turbo V8 Detroit Diesel
powered dragster was being loaded onto it's trailer after being run at the
2010 Truckin' For Kids Truck Show. I think the cab is a Kenworth.
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 turboturbochargers. 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.
Marty Thacker sets new NHRDA Top Diesel Record 6.79et.wmv
Date - Ocober 13th 2013
Location - Texas Motorplex , Ennis Texas
Event - NHRDA Diesel Drag Racing World Finals
Marty Thacker driving The Hypermax Dragster sets a new NHRDA Top Diesel
Record at 6.79 Et & 211MPH.
Diesel Television was on hand to film all the action.
Jay Leno's tank car gets Banks turbos
Here's Jay Leno's infamous "tank car" in the race shop at Gale Banks
Engineering. The Korean-War-era M47 Patton tank engine had 810 hp when it
came to Banks -- it left with 1600 hp (and according to Jay, the fuel
economy is even better). See bankspower.com for the full story.
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