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Gale Banks – The Godfather of Turbocharging

April 22, 2011

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Show Summary

Professor Sandy Ganz and Motorator Matt D’Andria make a visit Gale Banks Engineering in Azusa, CA. Gale give them deluxe 50 cent tour of his shop and show just about everything that is going on at Banks Engineering, from his military projects, Diesel dragster, marine projects, Jay Leno’s tank car and a wrap up with his Bonneville salt flat racer engine that we catch a pull on the Dyno.


Show Links and Contacts

Check out Gale’s website where you can find products for Gas and Diesel trucks, and much more. Also check out his Insider News section for new products and news from Banks Engineering! His site link can be found right here www.BanksPower.com


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Gale Banks, Banks Engineering



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Freightliner Truck

March 25, 2011

Not that often you see a 1900+ Hp Diesel Race Truck. Mike Ryan’s Freightliner is just that. With it producing close to 2000hp on Diesel fuel, it no wonder this truck produces some spectacular results on the track and places such as Pikes Peak. This ‘lightweight’ Freightliner weights in at just about the 9900 pound mark, features a 2 huge turbocharges and numerous other tricks to allow this truck to perform, well, crazy fast as well as handle well enough to compete in Pikes Peak and finish near the top of the marks. We won’t say how cool it was to see it come to the shop in Gulf Racing Livery!


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Links

Mike Ryan’s Motorsports Website is here – www.FasTrucks.com

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Mike Ryan’s Freightliner

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Gymkhana – Freightliner Style


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Tom Nelson of Nelson Racing Engines

September 24, 2009

Adam Carolla and Tom Nelson, and Sandy talk big twin turbo horsepower. Tom Nelson noted engine and car builder has been working on cars with over the 2000hp range that you can drive every day. Tom and his crew brave the 100 degree weather and bring a couple of Camaros. How about a 2000hp 1969 street driven car as well as the F-Bomb Camaro which was built for David Freiburger, Cheif Editor of Hot Rod Magazine. Adam and Sandy take a listener email and help a guy out. Adam checks out at an ultra rare Bizzarrini 5300GT at the Palos Verdes Car show. And yet another episode of Movie Muffs and Armageddon. Finally the wrap up with Dr. Drew’s first car.

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Nelson Racine Engines F-Bomb Camaro and The Silver Surfer

September 24, 2009

Adam Carolla, Sandy Ganz (The Professor) and Tom Nelson of Nelson Racing Engines (NRE) take a look at 2 bad assed Camaro’s. The First is a 2000hp+ (You read that correct) 1969 Camaro. The powerplant is an NRE twin turbo 572 Big Block Chevy, from it’s custom billet intake and turbo’s. Yes, billet NRE designed turbos! The car rolled in to the CarCast HQ with a bit of rumble, air Conditioning and stereo. The second is Tom’s first super car, the F-Bomb which was built for David Freiburger, Cheif Editor of Hotrod Magazine. While not up to the same Hp as the 1969, the 406 cubes of SBC cranks out a respectable 1540 hp and 1527 lbs of torque. Both are have some trick features and can run on pump gas. Works of engineering art.

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Gale Banks

September 18, 2009

Gale Banks and Adam Carolla talk Diesel and Big Diesel power. We get into some talk about algae and alternative sources of energy. Then Sandy (The Professor) and Adam take on another week of Investment Cars. Next onto Skype calls, NOS and Tombstones? You Figure it out. Then the CarCast crew head out for a quick trip to the Palos Verdes Car show to check out a special work of automotive art, the Maserati Tipo 61 ‘Birdcage’. And the wrap up with Doug Benson’s first car.

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Bank’s Sidewinder S10 and Jetta Diesel

September 18, 2009

Adam Carolla and Gale Banks show off the Banks Sidewinder S10 and his Jetta Turbo Diesel. One of them makes over 1300+ Horsepower, see if you can guess which one. The Jetta has also been upgraded by Banks Engineering, check out the story with Adam and Gale…

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Quick Link to Maserati Tipo 61


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