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In the mid-1920s, because the Japanese government was promoting domestically produced automobiles as a national policy, Ishikawajima Automotive Works, Tokyo Gas and Electric, and Dot Automobile Manufacturing, in cooperation with the Ministry of Rail Transport, developed vehicle models to the standards established by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Two types of trucks were developed, the TX40, a 2-ton model for urban and suburban use, and the TX35, a 1.5-ton general-purpose model for rural use. These vehicles used Japanese-made parts exclusively, including the materials, electrical accessories, and instruments, thereby laying the foundation for the domestic automobile industry.
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Storage location:ISUZU MOTORS KAWASAKI PLANT (3-25-1 Tonomachi, Kawasaki-ku, Kawasaki-shi, Kanagawa 210-8524)
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Year manufactured:1933
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Manufacturer:Kyodo Kokusan Jidosha
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Classification:Designs/literature
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Current status:In storage: not open to the public
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Vehicle name / Manufacture
Vehicle name:Isuzu Truck
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Model name:Isuzu Model TX40
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Company name:Kyodo Kokusan Jidosha
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Year manufactured:1933
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Designed by:Ishikawajima Automotive Works/Tokyo Gas and Electric/Dot Automobile Manufacturing
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Collaboration:Ministry of Railways
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Vehicle type/usage:Truck
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Location of actual vehicle/replica:None
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Model / Weight
Style:Bonnet type truck
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Number of doors:2
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Passenger capacity:3
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Vehicle weight:2800 kg
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Body / Size
Structure:Wood frame and steel sheets
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Bumpers:Provided
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Step:Provided
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Overall length:6640 mm
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Overall width:2190 mm
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Overall height:2110 mm
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Tire size:32×6
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Body / Axle / Driving / Others
Frame:U-type section steel sheet ladder type
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Front axle:I type reverse Elliot, 1/2 leaf
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Rear axle:Full floating type, 1/2 leaf
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Wheelbase:4000 mm
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Front tread x rear tread:1500×1550 mm
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Vehicle height adjustment:None
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Steering:Worm and sector type
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Dampers:None
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Stabilizer:None
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Driving stability devices:None
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Engine / Size / Power
Engine name:GA 40 type gasoline engine
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Cooling/cylinder arrangement:Water-cooled/inline 6-cylinder
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Valve train:SV
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Carburetor:Supplied by Nippon Carburetor Co., Ltd.
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Bore x stroke:90×115 mm
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Displacement:4390 cc
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Ignition system:Battery coil type
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Max. power/r.p.m.:65 hp/2600 rpm
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Max. torque/r.p.m.:22 kgm
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Supercharger:None
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Variable ignition system:None
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Fuel tank capacity:85 L
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Hybrid
Hybrid system type:None
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Drive-train
Transmission:MT4
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Drive system:FR 4×2
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Performance
Mode fuel efficiency:-
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Reference materials:Isuzu Jidoshashi, Isuzu Jidosha 50 Nenshi, Isuzu Technical Review No.97
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