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 Post subject: MkeJim's Lalo
PostPosted: November 6, 2015, 9:33 am 
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On my way to Oshkosh, I had the opportunity and privileged of meeting Jim and driving the Kubota Lalo. It had plenty of power and torque; so much so that I had to be careful not to get a speeding ticket from Milwaukee's finest. The short rev range took some getting used to, but I could see me driving something similar on any road.

Here are a few pics from my visit.


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Frame L x cockpit W x eng bay HT (w/o hood/bonnet/cowl)
Lotus Super Seven: 115 (no spare) x39x7.25
Tiger Avon: 114x40x13.3-12.6
Champion (Book): 114x42x11
Gibbs Haynes: 122x42x14
Voo Doo: 113x44x14
McSorley “442”122x46x14
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 Post subject: Re: MkeJim's Lalo
PostPosted: November 6, 2015, 9:38 am 
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A few more.
The air tank is a diy muffler that worked great.
Very snug fit with salvaged aircraft leather seating. Great car!


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Miata UBJ: ES-2074R ('70s mazda pickup)
http://www.vsusp.com
ford IFS cheap viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13225&p=134742
Frame L x cockpit W x eng bay HT (w/o hood/bonnet/cowl)
Lotus Super Seven: 115 (no spare) x39x7.25
Tiger Avon: 114x40x13.3-12.6
Champion (Book): 114x42x11
Gibbs Haynes: 122x42x14
Voo Doo: 113x44x14
McSorley “442”122x46x14
Collins “241” 127x46x12


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 Post subject: Re: MkeJim's Lalo
PostPosted: November 6, 2015, 9:41 am 
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Still more...

Thanks Jim. :cheers:


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Miata UBJ: ES-2074R ('70s mazda pickup)
http://www.vsusp.com
ford IFS cheap viewtopic.php?f=5&t=13225&p=134742
Frame L x cockpit W x eng bay HT (w/o hood/bonnet/cowl)
Lotus Super Seven: 115 (no spare) x39x7.25
Tiger Avon: 114x40x13.3-12.6
Champion (Book): 114x42x11
Gibbs Haynes: 122x42x14
Voo Doo: 113x44x14
McSorley “442”122x46x14
Collins “241” 127x46x12


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 Post subject: Re: MkeJim's Lalo
PostPosted: November 6, 2015, 4:15 pm 
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Very kind of you.I am going to put it away for the winter on Sunday.
The straight exhaust pipe sounded really cool(Like hot rod accelerating all out)
The problem was the car was just accelerating like every other car from the stop light.
I saw the air tank at Harbor Freight on sale for $15 and thought I'd give it a try.
like red green says" it's only temporary unless it works"


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 Post subject: Re: MkeJim's Lalo
PostPosted: November 16, 2015, 2:37 am 
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Thanks for posting these! They definitely gave me some interesting ideas to think about for my own build, in addition to providing the day-dream factor of what it might look like when it's done. :cheers:

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PostPosted: November 16, 2015, 2:40 pm 
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I was curious about that air tank. What does it sound like now? Does it fill up with water?

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 Post subject: Re: MkeJim's Lalo
PostPosted: November 17, 2015, 1:19 am 
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I have several engine design texts that cover Diesels. The recommended muffler configuration for stationary engines was an "expansion chamber", basically a large drum (or in some cases, a pit in the ground!) to provide volume to damp the exhaust pulses.

They're very efficient, but they take a lot of space, which is why you don't see them on vehicles. They're pretty much limited to things like driving big generators to feed the power grid.

Most designs fed the incoming exhaust straight into the side like Jim did, with a venturi or bell on the outlet tube.


Early RX7s used a "thermal reactor" that had enough volume to do some muffling; they added an extra muffler when they dropped the reactor in later years.


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 Post subject: Re: MkeJim's Lalo
PostPosted: November 17, 2015, 11:09 am 
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Thanks for this post. Great job. I have just recently started my LALO build.


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 Post subject: Re: MkeJim's Lalo
PostPosted: November 23, 2015, 10:28 am 
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very kewl! I love the curved windshield, that's a modified new replacement windshield from some 1950s car, right? and, aren't those the GE LED headlamp assemblies? no doors, right? you step over the side to get in?

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