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The Banks Brake The Banks Brake for ‘04.5-07 Cummins gets put to the test by Turbo Diesel Register magazine. THE BANKS BRAKE Upon inspection I found the casting (cast iron) of the brake’s elbow was massive, and the surfaces of the elbow were engineered to meet with the turbo on one end and the exhaust down tube on the other ... Read more about this post

Gale Banks to be honored by Automotive Hall of Fame Gale Banks set to receive the Automotove Hall of Fame’s 2009 Distinguished Service Citation in New Orleans. By Kevin Smith Staff Writer AZUSA – In the automotive world, few honors hold as much prestige as being inducted into the Automotive Hall of Fame. Gale Banks, founder, president and CEO of Banks Power in Azusa, will earn that distinction ... Read more about this post

The World’s Quickest Diesel Pickup Breaks New Ground The words “fast” and “diesel” aren’t commonly spoken in the same breath. Diesel trucks, the Clydesdales of the truck world, have always been one-dimensional work trucks, clattering engines producing nothing but torque, with lots of black smoke thrown in. Those cliches are fading fast as a new wave of diesel trucks hits the street. The words “fast” ... Read more about this post

Never Satisfied Joe Burnside and his son Joey are never satisfied to leave things alone. They decided it was time to upgrade the power in their ’07 Chevy 2500HD 4×4 to make full use of the 6-inch Fabtech lift, 35×12.50-17 Toyo MT tires, 4.11 gears, and lockers. Wanting a complete package, they looked to Banks Engineering for ... Read more about this post

Never Satisfied Joe Burnside can’t leave his Chevy alone. Read along as a father and son spend time together upgrading the family truck by installing the Banks Six-Gun Bundle. Joe Burnside and his son Joey are never satisfied to leave things alone. They decided it was time to upgrade the power in their ’07 Chevy 2500HD 4×4 to ... Read more about this post

NHRA exhibit chronicles 50 years of Azusa’s Gale Banks Engineering POMONA – There were a lot of horses and a lot of power in a Fairplex museum on Wednesday. But it had nothing to do with a barn. That’s because 50 years of ramping up the internal combustion engine to make it go faster, longer and better went on display in the NHRA Wally Parks Motorsports ... Read more about this post

Museum exhibit a tribute to Banks’ long career POMONA – Gale Banks calls himself a “futurist.” So, what is a futurist doing in a museum? POMONA – Gale Banks calls himself a “futurist.” So, what is a futurist doing in a museum? “I’m nailed,” he said with a laugh. “I’ve always been a futurist. I read science fiction when I was a kid. My first ... Read more about this post

Gale Banks Engineering pushes to make vehicles more powerful, fuel efficient Gale Banks Engineering pushes to make vehicles more powerful, fuel efficient High fuel prices have many business owners worried about their rising expenses and customers who have far less money to spend. Then there is Gale Banks Engineering of Azusa, where the product line might be in even greater demand now than before. The company is part ... Read more about this post

Rampage Jackson’s ’08 Ford Mixed martial arts hero, Rampage Jackson, took his ‘08 Ford Super Duty to Banks Engineering and had it fully worked over from head to tail. QUINTON “RAMPAGE” JACKSON IS A NAME WELL KNOWN TO FANS of mixed martial arts. A hero in the now-defunct Pride fighting world in Japan, Rampage is currently the light heavyweight champion ... Read more about this post

No smoke with fire Smoke free, high efficiency diesel engines are Gale Banks Engineering’s specialty. We look at how the company progressed to become the undisputed leaders in the field. To understand where native Southern Californian Gale Banks is going, it’s necessary to know where he’s come from. His Gale Banks Engineering company, now in its 50th year of operation, ... Read more about this post