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. Kissel 1918 Sedanette

    All, As of August 15th, 2017 the assembly of the car body is proceeding well. Fitment of doors and door anchors are better in fact than I expected. Also found that smartly engineered shims under the body bolts really make the doors match perfectly. The pictures below show the left and right door uppers and lowers mounted, the trunk lid attached, the new rear seat springs fitted, and the floor boards re-attached. Now just waiting for the fenders from my bodywork expert and the Kissel 6-38 engine. Ron Hausmann P.E.
  2. Kissel 1918 Sedanette

    All - Mated the newly upholstered top to the chassis and body yesterday and today using the rigging shown. Fitment is great. Ron Hausmann P.E.
  3. Kissel 1918 Sedanette

    All, The body has been lifted onto and bolted to the rolling chassis. I did it alone with levers, an engine hoist, and variable height work horses. amazing what a lever and patience can accomplish. Ron Hausmann P.E.
  4. Kissel 1918 Sedanette

    All, Making progress again. Here are some pictures of unit as of July 10, 2017. Right now, we are in the assembly phase; 1) Engine and engine accessories have been delivered to St. Claire Engine, who has rebuilt many Kissel Six engines successfully for me. ETA on completed engine is November, 2017. 2) Hard top from prior postings has has a complete new top mounted and its now trimmed and complete. 3) Body aprons, Doors, and Complete Body Tub have been painted professionally by Detroit Deluxe. 4) Assembly of Body on to rolling chassis has started. Illl post pictures in a month when done. Kissels were factory ordered, either using their stock black or navy colors, or "optional" colors - whatever you wanted - according to period advertisements. So i chose this blue grey color so that it would work if the car is configured either as a four-passenger Sedanlette Roadster with a tan convertible top, or as a Sedanlette Sedan with its pictured black removeable hard top. Now the fun stuff begins!
  5. Dream Garage

    Dream Garage at night after a car condo party.
  6. Dream Garage

    Family comes first - Grandchildren driving around with me!
  7. Kissel 1918 Sedanette

    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.
  8. Dream Garage

    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
  9. Kissel 1918 Sedanette

    Here are pictures of the new top padding and vinyl exterior being applied. Nice work! Ron Hausmann P.E.
  10. Wanna Build a brass Era Speedster?????????

    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
  11. Stromberg Carb Accessories

    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
  12. Kissel 1918 Sedanette

    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.
  13. Stromberg Carb Accessories

    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.
  14. Is this still available?
  15. Kissel 1918 Sedanette

    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.