A couple of weeks ago we posted a video of Banks Power firing up their 427CI Supercharged Duramax. While they have been prototyping their Supercharged Duramax for a long time; this was the first time, they had released any videos of it.
It is pretty cool to see Zoomie headers on a diesel. Then add in the whine of the Whipple supercharger and it makes for a really unique sound. It will certainly be something to see and experience if you are at the track. The power plant will be mounted in their 272” Spitzer chassis dragster named Sidewinder. This dragster originally debuted in 2009 as a twin (not compound) turbo (Video below).
The video above shows a rare look at a water injection system in action. Thanks to the throat of the supercharger being removed, we can actually see the water / methanol being injected into the supercharger. As the boost starts to come on, the Banks Power water methanol system starts to slowly inject water / methanol into the supercharger via two ports (approximately at the 11 and 1 o’clock positions).
As the video progresses, you can actually see the water come on and off depending on the level of boost that they are producing. In addition, the water being injected, also, increases as they start creating more and more boost. It is a pretty cool and unique to see a water / methanol system in action.
Last we heard from Banks Power, they are planning on making NHRDA’s the season opener. The race will be held at the Historic Famoso Raceway.