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  1. All - finally got to exhibit our 1918 Kissel Sedanlette at the 2021 Concours de ‘Elegance at St John’s this Sunday. Here are a couple of pictures. Sighting on the golf course was cancelled due to heavy rains the night before, so show too place on the Inn parking lots. ron Hausmann
  2. Also, Kissel never pin striped their nickel era cars 1916-1925 ish. They simply wanted their body lines to define the cars. Any pin striping on nickel era Kissels is incorrect, although I’ve seen it and even used it once. Ron
  3. Alsancle- Wow. Awfully close but not same. Your pictured car has a second intermediate cowl, different rear body trunk area, and no door handles. Also doors are more rounded. Those characteristics differ from my car. But otherwise she is really very similar! Wonder what make she is? Ron
  4. All - My first car was a 1959 Chevy Impala Convertible with a 348 ci. Engine with tri-carbs. It was in the mid 60’s and we got the car cheap because it had been raced and abused but it ran. My dad who was a mechanic, and I couldn’t tune the tri carbs correctly so we took it to the local stock car mechanic to tune. Somehow during the tuning, the mechanic who was leaning into the engine bay, short circuited the battery terminals and shocked himself thru his genitals. I remember his face and his reaction vividly even today. Not something I’ll ever want to enjoy. Ron
  5. Curtains no’s for all-year Kissels are correct. See picture.
  6. period advertisements say that two men in two hours can swap the tops. That is BS. It takes three men to safely lift the heavy carved oak top and several hours to correctly switch and remove the anchorages and top parts. You could possibly do it in two hours if you don’t worry about damage.
  7. Built a trailer and mounted an old tractor draw-bar hitch on to the car so that I can tow the Kissels hard top on its trailer behind the car , on to car show fields. Should get a lot of attention. Ron
  8. A Kissel expert from Australia emailed me with an excellent detailed description of this 1926 Kissel Standard Gold Bug Speedster. it is a 1926 because it has a 1926 round spare bracket - it was flat in 1927. The car also has a 1926 hood, not a 2927. the ca4 has been equipped with a non standard folding windshield. question answered! ron hausmann p.e.
  9. Several Kissel experts emailed me. This car is a late 1923 or 1924 Kissel Model 6-55 GoldBug. They scaled the tire size, which decreased in 1925. ron hausmann p.e.
  10. All - also need help here. These pictures are of a Kissel Gold Bug Speedster. But what model? What year? My guess is 1924 Kissel Deluxe Gold Bug Speedster Model 6-55. That’s because of the wire wheels and side mounts, skinny tires, two tone two bar bumpers, and that’s the only engine available in 1924. What do all you want Experts think??? Ron Hausmann
  11. All - need some help. This is a Kissel Gold Bug Speedster but picture has no identification. My guess is that this is a 1927 or 1928 Kissel Model 6-70 Standard Speedster. That’s because of the rear spare, wood wheels, fat tires, short wheelbase, and folding windshield. What do YOU think ???? Ron Hausmann
  12. All - what year and make is this car. We are stumped.
  13. Most Kissel Model 6-45 Gold Bugs I’m aware of 1920-1923 had factory option exhaust cut outs. Before the muffler operated by a floor pedal. Ron Hausmann P.E.
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