ron hausmann

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About ron hausmann

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    Bloomfield Hills and Birmingham Michigan
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    Kissel Restoration and Exhibition. Maya Archeology. Grandchildren.

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  1. David, Yes this is the "cobra long grain" as sold by snyders. It looks just great and matches what i have on several other cars. Ron Hausmann P.E.
  2. All, Started up all three "lower level" Kissels as shown this weekend and drove around the race track. 1923 Kissel Model 6-45 Gold Bug Speedster, 1921 Kissel Model 6-45 Sport Tourster, and 1923 Kissel Model 6-55 Brougham Sedan. Also took two of them to the first Car-and-Coffee car show of the year. Ron Hausmann
  3. Here are pictures of the new top padding and vinyl exterior being applied. Nice work! Ron Hausmann P.E.
  4. brasscarguy, I restore late teens and early twenties Kissels which are mostly speedsters and/or sporting models. I have several that are in stages of restoration. Some of your parts may work on my Teens Kissels. And i have other cars. Can you send more information and pictures to; Ron Hausmann P.E. email; phone; 313-510-8463
  5. All - Stromberg O-2, OC-2, OS-2, etc carburetors have a flange as pictured with a 2 3/4" bolt center with a 1 1/2" throat opening. RON
  6. All - Here's another picture of the finished, painted, and machined wire wheel hubs, drums, and brand new axles. Now I can easily switch from wood wheels to wire wheels without disassembly of the rear stuff. Thanks to fellow Kissel owner Bruce who had sets made. Ron Hausmann P.E.
  7. All, I have an early 1920's Stromberg Accessories booklet which appears to show dozens of elbows, spacers and adapters that Stromberg sold concurrent with their carb units. Using these accessories you could use Strombergs in custom applications. I have two accessories from buying Strombergs, an extension and an elbow, that are pictured in this booklet. The elbow is too small to use on my Kissel carbs (see picture). Does anyone out there have a Stromberg elbow for a Stromberg O-2 or OS-2 carb ??? Thanks, Ron Hausmann P.E.
  8. Is this still available?
  9. All, Have slowed down my Kissel restoration very much as we are in the end stages of building a large new home. But am getting an occasional day in and the end is in sight!. As of May, 2017, a. Carved wood top and upper doors have been professionally, and beautifully painted and polished (pictured) b. Body and Apron gear is being painted now and will be done June 2017. c. Fenders are being bodyworked and should be painted June/ July. d. Wire wheel running gear, hubs, drums and new axles are ready to be installed. I expect that painted body will be assembled on to the completed Chassis this summer. that leaves only the engine and upholstery. Thanks. Ron Hausmann P.E.
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    Some Pictures of 1920's Kissel Kars and one rogue Chevy
  13. All, Never met Joe Anhtrim, but there is a picture of he and his 1921 Kissel Model 6-45 Sport Tourster in the Wisconsin Automotive Museum. There is only one such Kissel of that Sport Model that exists, and I bought it last year. It is the same car Joe Antrim originally owned and is very low mileage (14,000) and original paint and engine. It drives very well and is VERY similar to the Stutz's and HCS's of that era. Ron Hausmann P.E.
  14. Here are pics of the Kissel Gold Bug "suicide seats". These cars will go 70 MPH and since most roads back then were gravel, one can see why the name "suicide" is appropriate. Ron Hausmann P.E.
  15. All, Strictly speaking, Kissel Kars had rumble seats from 1925 thru 1929 when they went bust. From 1919 to mid 1923, they had "outrigger seats" which swiftly became known also as "suicide seats" or "mother-in-law seats".