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  1. All -

       I have a matched pair of what I have been told are Packard Twin Six headlights. I’m not a packard guy, but these look like the pictures so you decide. Buckets are good. One has fixable dent. Lower lenses are great, one headlight lens also great. Not tested. Hinges look great. $400 plus shipping for pair.

    Ron Hausmann PE

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  2. All - I have what is believed to be a complete original 1931 Pontiac hood ornament. The Indians wings are totally solid and the detail is excellent. I sold my 1931 Pontiac parts but kept this. Now it’s time to let go..

    first $350 plus shipping gets it.

    Ron Hausmann p.e.

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  3. Henry,

        This fan was used on other makes as well. Kissel Model 6-38 engines used this six-blade type. Probably from the same vendor. If you get $500 for yours, I will be happy to sell you four more at a little less each.!

         Ron Hausmann P.E.

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  4. All,

       Here is the status as of December 2, 2020. Well over half done and now just a a few big things remain.

    A. Body is done except for front fenders. These come from my sheet metal guy this week.

    B. radiator fitment  and hood fitting is done. I used a spare radiator shell to accomplish this. Real radiator and shell are at radiator shop being re-cored.

    C. Hood latches are done. Drilling thru frame was tough. 
    D. Serial numbers on Hood are done. Regulation 4”. The first 2 means 1-ton truck?

    E. engine trim is done and awaiting engine. This won’t be done until spring. St. Claire Engine.

    F. Canvas top and sides will go on in February. MArk Lardner.
        Meantime, have started on my last restoration, a stock 1923 Kissel Model 6-45 Gold Bug.
        Ron Hausmann P.E.

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  5. An observation. You don’t need to make an absolute choice between updraft and downdraft (After 1929) carburetors. My teens and twenties Kissels use sidedraft Stromberg carburetors - LB and OS model Strombergs. A custom Locomobile racing car I am aware of have three Stromberg OS-2 carbs mounted her. These are very very good feeding carbs. 

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  6. Hey 1910 Pickard,

        This post string got me thinking about building a Kissel racing speedster. Again.
        I own two stock 1920’s Kissel Gold Bug Speedsters. I can’t help you with Jordan parts. But as an assembled car, many independent subcontractor parts in your Jordan Were used on other cars like my Kissels

        Your drivetrain has the very common Warner T64 transmission /clutch assembly. My mid twenties Kissels used this. I have spares if you need. I also have spare axles, drive shafts, and chassis parts for The low-slung Kissel 6-38, 45, and 55 models which have wheelbases 116”, 124”, 121” similar to what your car should have Originally had. They would all mate to your Warner transmission. Indeed, because your trans seems to match, you could probably use one of these longer replacement frameS for your setup and plunk the Jordan engine and stuff on to it.
        Your wheels are thirties or forties and do not grace your twenties speedster properly. I suggest you Replace them With period correct disc or Buffalo wire Wheels. Internet has these available. Or I have spares. 
         For body parts, a speedster really only needs a hood, cowl, and radiator for a Jordan. These could be fabricated by a sheet metal shop - not cheap, but correct matches. Mike Kleeves is a sheet metal artist for classic cars who could do this. 
         You can spend tons of money on this project, but if you do it right, it will have much more value than a decades different parts job. 
        Contact me if you have parts interest. 
        Thanks, Ron Hausmann P.E.

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  7. Doug,

       Your engine looks great!
       the original Kissel Hundred Point Six 6-38 parts book which you are showing in these diagrams show the oil pump mounted in the center of the engine, where it obviously is not. I have four Kissel 6-38 Engines and all of them have Have or had pump setups Identical to yours. And all of them have the central oil pump hole, shown on these above diagrams, in their blocks blanked off. See picture below. Additionally those 6-38 camshafts have a special unused cam that could have run a pump. So it looks like kissel originally planned on central oil pumps but changed to rear mounts like yours and mine have, but never changed the parts diagrams.

        In doing these Kissel engines, I keep running into many instances where the Kissel parts diagrams have apparently been superseded By improvements which were never shown in Their brochures. Very frustrating! 
        I’m also attaching pictures of Kissel 6-45 and 6-55 blocks which show their outcropping for oil pumps with relief valves.

        Good luck. Ron

  8. Doug,

          Your car HAS the correct oil pump for a 1916 - 1918 Kissel Model 6-38. It is Kissel Part number 90457-1. No relief. Not designed for that.
          Later Kissel models 6-45 and 6-55 Used the pump with relief, parts number 90457-3 and 90457-10. You are apparently using a Kissel 6-45 manual, not for a 6-38. Those are the pumps shown in the manual. From 1919 up thru 1926 ish. With relief. The blocks on those Kissel cars 1919 and up are a touch different there on the side to accommodate the reliefs they were designed for.
          I have three of the later pumps inside my three spare Kissel 6-55 Engines which have never been taken apart. 
          If I were you, I would not change the original pump you have nor the design. Your Kissel 3-38 used a “splash” oil system with an aid of an oil pump feed to only the three main bearings. Your pistons have fingers which dip into the oil pan troughs to create a chaos of oil spray within the crank case when the engine is running. If you experience more oil flying around Because of higher oil pump pressure, to me, that would be ok in my mind. My own 1918 Kissel Sedanlette has the same pump you have and when warm, the engine runs fine.

         You should make sure that your three main bearing oil lines are the correct size, as this could impact the flow and thus pressure. 
         Take care. Ron Hausmann P.E.
          
          

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  9. 17 hours ago, motoringicons said:

    Although not particularly relevant to this thread, I remember attending an general line antique/estate auction in Connecticut when I first moved to the east coast back in the late 1980s or very early 1990s. I believe it was at the Litchfield Auction Gallery.

     

    There were two cars in this estate. One was a 1920s yellow boat tail speedster which I believe was most likely a Marmon 34 or Kissel Goldbug.

     

    However,the car I remember the most was a blue, Wills St. Claire sport phaeton/touring. I believe it was an early car with the DOHC engine. On the dash, it had a very pronounced plaque stating "Restored by Reuters." That Wills was an amazing car and I really fell in love with it .It was so impressive looking with its nickel trim and rear tonneau windshield. However, as a kid just out of college,  I was certainly not in a position to bid on it-especially since I had purchased the car in my avatar just before I started college. I wonder where that great Wills is today? I have never seen it since nor have I seen it pictured anywhere.  If I ever saw it or even a picture, I would certainly remember it. It is obviously out there somewhere.

      Morning icons,

          It’s possible that these two cars were part of the Ruger collection when it was being sold off. If so, the yellow Kissel Gold Bug Speedster is mine now. Ruger had bought that greenish Kissel Gold Bug From the Autorama collection and restored it to proper yellow. After Ruger Senior died his collection was reduced with part sold off, including the Kissel and possibly the Wills St. Claire.
         BTW, as trivia, a criminal named Andrew Kissel bought the Kissel Gold Bug. He was later murdered and his assets seized by the feds. I bought the car from a federal agent at auction.

         Ron Hausmann 

  10. Definitely last post. This 1918 Kissel Model 6-38 Gibraltar Sedanlette was possibly the first true convertible sedan. It was capable to be configured by its owner Into three different cars; a sealed hard top, an open tourer with top up, and a convertible with top down. These are the three configurations of the same car. Only one with top that survives.

    Ron Hausmann P.E.

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  11. Just now, ron hausmann said:

    All,

        Here’s our status as of today, October 9, 2020:

    a. Fender mounting has started. They are stretched, fitted, primed, and painted. Started on rear.

    b. Dashboard instrument panel has been completed and mounted. I had to drill several special holes in the dash for wire looms to go thru. It looks just great. 
    c. Instrument wiring has been done. I have three wonderful Contemporary wiring Diagrams including the one in the Kissel Hundred Point manual; each of these is different! So I mirrored most of the old connections on the fuse panel and ignition and found that most of the wiring follows the “Standard Catalogue” and not the diagram in the manual. I will be sure to have a fire extinguisher close by when I test this mess.

    d. Headlights have been completed but won’t be mounted until radiator and engine are in. 
    thanks, Ron Hausmann P.E.

     

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  12. All,

        Here’s our status as of today, October 9, 2020:

    a. Fender mounting has started. They are stretched, fitted, primed, and painted. Started on rear.

    b. Dashboard instrument panel has been completed and mounted. I had to drill several special holes in the dash for wire looms to go thru. It looks just great. 
    c. Instrument wiring has been done. I have three wonderful Contemporary wiring Diagrams including the one in the Kissel Hundred Point manual; each of these is different! So I mirrored most of the old connections on the fuse panel and ignition and found that most of the wiring follows the “Standard Catalogue” and not the diagram in the manual. I will be sure to have a fire extinguisher close by when I test this mess.

    d. Headlights have been completed but won’t be mounted until radiator and engine are in. 
    thanks, Ron Hausmann P.E.

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