ron hausmann

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  1. Well here’s another Of my Kissels, a 1924 Victoria Coupe, which is supposedly original. It has this tail light, WITH the jewels. So apparently kissel used both styles. Learn something every day. Ron
  2. There is no evidence of any pin striping on her. Ron
  3. Still for sale. Need the space for my next car project. Price reduced to $ 8,700. Good deal for that car in that shape! RON HAUSMANN
  4. Thanks Chris, Al, followed up but it was sold. thx. Ron
  5. yaghtflame - 1. my first thought is I've used JB Weld successfully on Stewart tank bottoms to seal leaks. the one in the picture is JB Welded. I think it could work equally well on tops. 2. My second thought is to just buy another top "with the guts" off of ebay. Those are usually listed and either work or not. RON
  6. Al - I’m actually looking for a Kissel truck frame, 1915-1925. Does your friend still have it? thank you. Ron hausmann
  7. Leroy, I’m sorry that I can’t answer your questions about the Daniels. I haven’t had much ability to view them. I suspect however that they were wood framed as most cars back then were. The Kissel has windshield braces behind the windshield for stability in my opinion. The big bolts that hold the windshields to the top of the cowls on both the Daniels and Kissel windshields Would produce quite a “moment” force or torque if you pull laterally the windshield top. ( I’m a structural engineer) . I think the angled brace reduces those stress probabilities by at least half. Maybe Daniels used more bolts or just gambled on fewer people pulling on the windshield. Finally, the windshields on nearly ALL Kissel models are different and sometimes different year-to-year. I myself as a Kissel expert, am just amazed at the variations that Kissel offered in their array of models. Hoods, door handles, cowls, lights, tail lights, and yes windshields differed model to model. These variations are also shown in the rare Kissel Parts Manuals which do exist. I have these manuals. They show a dazzlingly confusing assortment of model differences. If you restore Kissels, it is very, very hard to amass the correct parts to do a “correct” restoration - however, there are so few people, and fewer judges, who are aware of these many differences. Thanks, Ron
  8. Keiser31- Good eye. yes, temporarily there are two. The correct one with muffler comes out the back. But it’s not connected to engine yet. The temporary one under the running board is still on the exhaust manifold before the muffler - I need to fiddle a bit with the over engineered kissel connection. Ron
  9. Have fabricated brackets for mounting rear bumper directly to frame, instead of to rear springs, which tended to move and loosen. there are no existing examples so I kind of ad-libbed but the new brackets work fine. RON
  10. LCK81403 - I have two Kissel Gold bugs, 1923, with such windshields. one was purchased already restored, one an unrestored mess. Both have a rubber bead or welting like your picture, which could be my car. I've taken the windshield off and that welting is merely a bulb-ended thin rubber strip that follows the contour of the windshield casting along both sides. its not one piece but stuck under, like you would sandwich welting between a body when you are attaching a fender to an old car. My 1921 Kissel Tourster, which is original, has this same application too. Toursters were sister to Gold Bugs. Ron Hausmann P.E.
  11. All - Here are pictures of the original interior. it is very shabby and dirty, but very complete. as you can see, all original DeSoto handles are present. Ron Hausmann
  12. Price reduced to $9,000. First person with cash gets it! Ron Hausmann
  13. yes and THANK YOU to you both. Just being funny.RON
  14. I wish my car for sale got as much action as the gas cap. Ron
  15. Ok I have the correct original one on it. But here is the upgraded optional one high would need to be chromed.
  16. What type of radiator cap should the 1931 have.??? A chromed double-wing cap or Hernan Desoto with a sword. Mine seems to have one of each. ron hausmann
  17. My Desoto for sale has a regular gas cap. For clarity, I’ve been told a few times that the 1931 had a special cap, but I’m no expert and the one I have is just fine. ron hausmann
  18. Here are a few more pictures. Just dug it out this morning
  19. matcapra - last was run in 1984. But I have no doubt that it would run again easily with a battery, fresh gas, fresh oil, and checking the valves. It’s been in a heated shop or garage since 1984 and standing by. It ran great when I was driving it, but today it just doesn’t fit with my 1920’s and Kissel Kars. Hope it finds a good home. Ron Hausmann
  20. matcapra - last was run in 1984. But I have no doubt that it would run again easily with a battery, fresh gas, fresh oil, and checking the valves. It’s been in a heated shop or garage since 1984 and standing by. It ran great when I was driving it, but today it just doesn’t fit with my 1920’s and Kissel Kars. Hope it finds a good home. Ron Hausmann
  21. Here's an ugly one - a 1927 Kissel sedan with the boat tail made from a more modern hood as was suggested above. Lines don't match well. Sedan-ish doors don't have the sleekness required for a speedster. George Kissel and Frederick Werner would puke if they saw this. RON
  22. All - I'm running out of space and need more room for rest of my collection. For sale is my 1931 DeSoto Four Door Standard Sedan. I bought it in 1970 from the original owner, a country preacher in Wisconsin. Drove it in college and ran excellently. Not a chick car. Was last driven in 1984 and then parked. Here are details; a. 33,000 original miles b. body and engine in excellent shape, but not restored. Rolls around and engine turns well. c. always kept in heated garage. d. extra parts go with it. e. price $9,300 firm f. located in Birmingham, Michigan. Contact me by text at ronaldhausmann@yahoo.com or call at 313-510-8463. Thank you. Ron Hausmann