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.
Banks Top Diesel Dragster
The construction in Banks' race shop and the unveiling at SEMA '08 of Banks
Power's very latest racing adventure/test probe, the Sidewinder Top Diesel
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
WORLD'S FASTEST ELECTRIC DRAGSTER Current Eliminator V 1/4 Mile
Learn about EV technology: http://www.electric-vehiclenews.com/
WORLD'S FASTEST ELECTRIC DRAGSTER
World record ET for an Electric Car Current Eliminator V 7.956 @ 159.85
MPH. Powered by Altairnano batteries. Record since beaten by Killacycle but
still the fastest EV car.
Diesel Performance: 7.77 sec @ 180 mph
7.77 Seconds @ 180.00 MPH -- New NHRDA Record.
The record took place March 7, 2009 at the NHRDA Desert Diesel Nationals at
the SpeedWorld Dragstrip in Wittman, Arizona.
Banks Sidewinder on Automaniacs
Goldberg talks about the Banks Sidewinder Dakota on his Automaniacs show.
The Sidewinder's top speed of 222 mph makes it the world's fastest diesel
truck! (visit bankspower.com for more info)
Tech Talk 3: Superchargers and Turbochargers
It's "Life After Wide Open Throttle" in this third episode from the
Twilight Tech Talk series at the NHRA Museum in Pomona, CA. Watch and learn
about "density machines" and how power output is determined.
Gale talks about the different types of forced induction and the pros and
cons of each, plus he sheds light on the concept of "intake air density"
and how knowing what it is it is more important than knowing what your Boost is. Find out answers to questions
like, what is the fuel requirement at a 12/1 air fuel ratio? And if you
double your Boost pressure do you
double the intake density? Should you go roots or screw? And just what is
the worst Supercharger ever made? Watch
and find out.
This episode is for old school hot rodders, young tuners, and pretty much
anyone who isn't satisfied with stock power levels.
For more information on the seminars and on the Twilight Cruise Night car
shows, visit http://tinyurl.com/galetalks
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.