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by KITTfan
Mon Aug 24, 2020 7:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Junk Yard Dog
Replies: 4
Views: 362

Re: Junk Yard Dog

Maybe KITT's CPU was like computers and control modules in modern cars, they probably expect to see some other control modules and actuators at the end of the CAN bus to work properly? Test drive just to verify that everything works :) Have been watching a lot of car repair videos at Youtube, and th...
by KITTfan
Tue Aug 11, 2020 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: If Knight Rider had a 5th season and moved to syndication
Replies: 13
Views: 1933

Re: If Knight Rider had a 5th season and moved to syndication

If Knight Rider continued to this day, I wonder how the music would've changed in the episodes? Maybe for example a "Soul Survivor" hypnotic music in the 2000's would've sounded something like this? :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M8SYYrUpO-8 (Well, it's trance music, hence a good one for "hypnot...
by KITTfan
Thu Jul 23, 2020 6:53 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Kitt at it again
Replies: 3
Views: 3815

Re: Kitt at it again

Stumbled upon an episode of "Touched by an Angel" at Youtube, episode called "Birthmarks" from 1996. It had William Daniels as a guest star, character named "Whit", which almost sounds like "KITT" and surprise surprise, there was also character called "Michael". It was funny to listen William Daniel...
by KITTfan
Sat May 30, 2020 5:01 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: knight rider intro played on a cello
Replies: 2
Views: 733

Re: knight rider intro played on a cello

Wow, very nicely done, sounds great! Brings some of the early 1st season episode scores in mind :)

A while ago watched a video series from Dr. Mix youtube channel who reconstructed the Knight Rider theme with his synthesizer equipment and bass quitar:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZELOnDwPNkM
by KITTfan
Thu Apr 30, 2020 5:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Top Ten Iconic Hollywood Cars
Replies: 3
Views: 4137

Re: Top Ten Iconic Hollywood Cars

KITT is the number one in GTPlanet's vote for greatest TV car ever:
https://www.gtplanet.net/knight-riders- ... rs-winner/
by KITTfan
Thu Apr 16, 2020 10:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight 4000 found
Replies: 3
Views: 1769

Re: Knight 4000 found

Pretty interesting project. Hopefully they'll post more videos as progress is being made. Would be interesting to know what's rattling inside that engine :D
I guess underneath the base car is 1990-1994 Mitsubishi Eclipse / Eagle Talon / Plymouth Laser?
by KITTfan
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Released?
Replies: 46
Views: 66926

Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Released?

It's actually huge 1:8th scale - the cars on the top shelf of that display case are 1:18th scale. Given the dimensions of a standard Trans-Am, at 1:8th scale it would be around 61cm (24 inches) in length. It seems like it will be released as a kit in a weekly part-work magazine. It has been trialle...
by KITTfan
Sun Mar 08, 2020 12:03 pm
Forum: Knight Rider: Original Series
Topic: Help finding this episode based on location
Replies: 1
Views: 938

Re: Help finding this episode based on location

Very cool photos, thanks for sharing them :) First episode that came to my mind from the paracuting thing was Knight in Retreat but there Michael Knight was towed by KITT and he then landed to the Retreat front yard. In this website used to be a good episode guide but it seems to be down at the mome...
by KITTfan
Fri Jan 31, 2020 12:52 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Released?
Replies: 46
Views: 66926

Re: When Will The Hot Wheels Super Elite 1/18 Kitt Be Released?

Nuremberg toyfair 2020 is currently going on and someone posted two photos in IXO manufacturer's gallery of KITT model that looks like it's 1/18 scale. No information at all what features it has but here's the links for pics: https://fs-hobby.jp/wp/wp-content/uploads/toymesse2020_ixo016.jpg https://...
by KITTfan
Sun Jan 12, 2020 6:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pontiac banshee as kitt
Replies: 9
Views: 2741

Re: pontiac banshee as kitt

I don't have Photoshop at all :D Using Gimp 2.8.4, I think it's very old version by now as well. Works fine for resizing photos for internet forums and colour corrections and some photo editing, like removing license plates from cars, etc. Back in 2000's I used Ulead PhotoImpact, special edition fro...
by KITTfan
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:54 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: pontiac banshee as kitt
Replies: 9
Views: 2741

Re: pontiac banshee as kitt

Cool creation. Always liked your KITT conversions, for example 4th gen Trans-Ams, etc. :)
Used to do photomanipulations for fun years ago but haven't had the time for it for a long time now. Probably my skills have rusted away by now :D
by KITTfan
Fri Dec 27, 2019 6:17 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider modelcar pics
Replies: 15
Views: 4045

Re: Knight Rider modelcar pics

^ very nice Banshee mods :)

Sort of Christmas tradition of mine, watching Silent Knight episode from CRT TV and VHS tape, the period correct technology ;) KITT model of course with me:
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by KITTfan
Wed Dec 11, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Are we back? Life pulse check.
Replies: 8
Views: 2515

Re: Are we back? Life pulse check.

Happy to see this forum coming back online :)
by KITTfan
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:14 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider modelcar pics
Replies: 15
Views: 4045

Re: Knight Rider modelcar pics

Since KIFT was posted already, here's a Hotwheels 1/64 Pontiac Banshee, pretty close to the KIFT even it's not really KIFT.
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by KITTfan
Sat Sep 07, 2019 6:07 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider modelcar pics
Replies: 15
Views: 4045

Re: Knight Rider modelcar pics

Great job on the ertl kitt with the electrical tape and the foglight covers. Looks so much more accurate than what they produced. Thanks :) That was back in 2005, later it got bigger changes. Might post a pic later about that. This time some Knight Rider inspired pics, scenes from some episodes imi...
by KITTfan
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider modelcar pics
Replies: 15
Views: 4045

Re: Knight Rider modelcar pics

Here's my original ERTL 1/18 KITT, one of the first pics I took about it. From factory, the most outer "fog lights" are amber so taped them black with electrical tape. Also simulated the turnsignal covers with clear tape. Later I made bigger mods to it, like cutting the pillars between foglights to ...
by KITTfan
Tue Sep 03, 2019 12:48 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider modelcar pics
Replies: 15
Views: 4045

Re: Knight Rider modelcar pics

I have two Aoshima 1/24 modelkits about 4th Season KITT with scanner electronics and SPM version but they're unbuilt.

Here's Hotwheels Elite 1/18 KARR:
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by KITTfan
Sun Sep 01, 2019 4:44 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider modelcar pics
Replies: 15
Views: 4045

Re: Knight Rider modelcar pics

Very cool, the screen used KITT model, the ultimate, original Knight Rider modelcar, a peace of TV history :) There was plenty of KR merchandise, toys, models, etc. released, so based on that, there should potentially be a lot of pics in this thread after a while ;) Here's the 1/18 Hotwheels Elite K...
by KITTfan
Sat Aug 31, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Knight Rider modelcar pics
Replies: 15
Views: 4045

Knight Rider modelcar pics

As a modelcar hobbyist and Knight Rider hobbyist, thought I'd start a thread about Knight Rider modelcar pics, any scale, any manufacturer, KITT, KARR and whatever cars showed up in Knight Rider episodes :) Starting with 1/43 KITT by Hotwheels and recently released 1/43 Mercedes-Benz 350 SL model by...
by KITTfan
Thu Jun 06, 2019 9:41 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stu Phillips' score re-issue (with new cues)
Replies: 14
Views: 5158

Re: Stu Phillips' score re-issue (with new cues)

Black Cat wrote:
Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:50 am
KITTfan wrote:
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:06 pm
Received my copy yesterday and have already listened the new material :)
Where did you order from?
From Germany, soundtrackcorner.de.
by KITTfan
Wed Jun 05, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Stu Phillips' score re-issue (with new cues)
Replies: 14
Views: 5158

Re: Stu Phillips' score re-issue (with new cues)

Received my copy yesterday and have already listened the new material :) I have already the first Knight Rider CD by Stu Phillips (Film Score Montly) so haven't listened yet the re-released tracks, wanted to listen first the new tracks and the sound quality is excellent :) Actually, putted the CD wi...
by KITTfan
Wed Mar 06, 2019 11:37 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Real computers in Knight Rider episodes
Replies: 3
Views: 4757

Re: Real computers in Knight Rider episodes

Searched for the Randy's home computer in Soul Survivor where they found the "Orhpeus" file. Didn't find exact match but TEI Terminal Processor PT-208 from 1977 looks really close: http://www.old-computers.com/museum/photos.asp?t=1&c=410&st=1 Just the photo: http://www.old-computers.com/museum/photo...
by KITTfan
Sat Mar 02, 2019 12:24 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Changing battery in ERTL 1:18 Die Cast KITT
Replies: 4
Views: 4234

Re: Changing battery in ERTL 1:18 Die Cast KITT

Addition to the instructions I posted above, ALWAYS WEAR SAFETY GLASSES when handling button cell batteries, or maybe even all batteries, especially if they look even slightly dodgy. Noticed today that my Hotwheels KARR scannerlight didn't work at all so opened the battery compartment and this is wh...
by KITTfan
Sat Feb 23, 2019 11:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Hollywood Rides Diecast Metal Kitt on sale at Walmart toys department
Replies: 6
Views: 4050

Re: Hollywood Rides Diecast Metal Kitt on sale at Walmart toys department

These seems to be now available in Europe as well: CK-modelcars: https://ck-modelcars.de/en/jadatoys-1-24-pontiac-firebird-kitt-tv-series-knight-rider-1982-1986-black-30086/p-52229/ Modelissimo: https://ssl.kundenserver.de/modelissimo.de/Mitte.php4?SeiteAnzeigen=1&a=1&Ident=1550937947&Sprache=1&Sort...
by KITTfan
Sun Jan 27, 2019 2:03 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: From sci-fi to roadworthy, but how soon?
Replies: 2
Views: 2928

Re: From sci-fi to roadworthy, but how soon?

As an industrial worker I have found that there are too often lots of faults in the automation, that I don't trust them working reliably in a car either, at least not for long. Diagnosing and repairing takes always a specialist with laptop going through the electronics, coding new parts into the sys...