My New Knight Rider Slot Car

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My New Knight Rider Slot Car

Post by Josch Schulz » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:03 am

Today i become a new KITT from Ebay, its a Slot Car and i have nevr seen before, i dont know with Firm it is, looks like Super Pursuit Mode Body, but what is it ?? Does anybody have some more Pis of that Car :-) I think thats my new Projekt, lets see wajt kind of car this is, please show me Pics :-)

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Post by andy-kitt » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:07 am

Was there not pictures of it on the auction you won??

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Post by Josch Schulz » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:14 am

Hi Andy

Good to see you, iam sorry my ICQ is new, do you have the Number jet ?? Are you online, okay, here it is the photo, but i see not very much :cry:

http://i18.ebayimg.com/01/i/07/b0/17/7f_1.JPG

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Post by pewter 02ws6 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:49 am

i really don't understand how you see a SPM body on that car. :? it is just a regular kitt.

the car appears to be from the knight rider slot car track that was made in the early to mid 80's. it came with that car and a semi truck. i will see if i can dig up a pic of one.

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Post by pewter 02ws6 » Wed Jul 26, 2006 8:54 am

here is a link to one up for auction

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-1983-Knight ... dZViewItem

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Post by Stargazer » Wed Jul 26, 2006 11:32 am

pewter 02ws6 wrote:here is a link to one up for auction

http://cgi.ebay.com/Vintage-1983-Knight ... dZViewItem


I use to have this "Cut off Challenge". I wish I had taken better care of it. Even at my current age - I would still play with it. I even thought about trying to get one off Ebay.

A friend of mine use to have the talking car. He use to ram it into anyting and everything. Little did he know it would be worth money one day.

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Post by James_kr » Thu Jul 27, 2006 12:05 am

The one that looks different has the original Trans Am nose not the customised Knight 2000 one.

I also noticed that instead of T-tops on that KITT it has a normal rectangular sunroof.
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Post by Josch Schulz » Thu Jul 27, 2006 6:33 am

No i have found out from wich firm that slot car is scalextric and it has not the super pursuit mode but not the spoiler out, the spoilers are in :?:

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Knight-Rider-Purs ... dZViewItem

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Post by andy-kitt » Thu Jul 27, 2006 7:15 am



Josch, you have there the KITT from Scalextrix set "Persuit mode". (see top two pics in the quote). Its basically SPM with spoilers etc tucked in as these would break off to easily, so they show in the cast where they would pop out from. I believe Scalextrix did two sets with the other one having a ramp so you jump over the other track.

The smaller KITT in your 3rd link is the cut-off challenge with the red semi and is a smaller scale which pewter 02ws6 did a link to

Hope this helps

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Post by Josch Schulz » Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:34 am

Today i become my new Slot KITT and its in good condition. Looks a little bit like the SPM KITT 8)

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Post by knightwing101 » Thu Aug 03, 2006 7:29 pm

"Andy KITT" hit it on the nose. Don't the Yanks have Scalextric?

Awsome Sets. Apart from the turbo boost on one set, unfortunatly they were quite boring, just a figure of eight track!!

What's interesting, is that later they released a M.A.S.K. set to the popular TV Cartoon, which was the same track and package and both cars (one being Mat Trackers red car) were the very same KITT mould with the bumber and space for the scanner.

After trashing my KITT on the Turbo Boost set (My fault I tried to set it up so it jumped off a table) I sprayed my M.A.S.K. car black abd got my KITT MK2!!!!

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Made my own slot car...

Post by corlando52 » Sat Aug 05, 2006 3:56 pm

I took a Skynet body, and built my own KITT slot car. The scanner works, the fog lights light, and the brake lights come on when you stop accelerating.

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The top one on the left is the radio controlled SkyNet KITT, and the one below it is the slot car I made. Notice the aluminum rims. I couldn't figure a way to put the black bowling ball rims on so they would stay put, yet be able to take them off if I needed to get the wheels off.

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Post by Josch Schulz » Sat Aug 05, 2006 4:26 pm

Hey :-)

Nice Collection, but what car is this ??

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My collection

Post by corlando52 » Sun Aug 06, 2006 7:39 pm

OK, Josch, I didn't want to hog up this thread with all my stuff, but here goes:
The center car is the one you were referring to:

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It is from Argentina, and I won it on ebay. The front scanner has 4 lights that go back and forth. It uses a 9Volt battery.

Here is the rest of my dresser:

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Hidden in the back of the first picture I posted is a Monogram kit I put together. The scanner works, and I have a digital recording chip in the base that has the "I am the Knight Industries 2000.." speech made by KITT. It is all sound activated, so it comes on automatically:

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I used pictures I cut out of magazines for the dash. I did it in 1982 and won a model contest for it.
I am currently working on another one that I hope will be more accurate, and also have the fog lights come on. I also built a real scale voicebox that I want to incorporate into the base this time.
Here is a picture of the voicebox:

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OR, you can see AND hear the WMV (at only 82K) at:

http://home.att.net/~corlando52/kittvoxsound.wmv

Hope I didn't go on too much about my stuff.

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Post by J-Knight » Mon Aug 07, 2006 4:55 am

wow..like how did you make that VOX :O :O
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Post by Josch Schulz » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:12 am

Nice Car from Argentina, can i see some more Photos from that Car ??

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Post by Wizster » Mon Aug 07, 2006 3:17 pm

Excellent voicebox

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Post by pbryant_knight » Mon Aug 07, 2006 5:04 pm

can i have your voice box??

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Post by pewter 02ws6 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 8:26 pm

very nice voice box. where did you get the parts and how much did it cost you to build? i'm guessing it is too difficult to explain how to build one??

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Thanks!

Post by corlando52 » Mon Aug 07, 2006 10:11 pm

Thank you to everyone for the kind words about the voicebox. I found a schematic on the Internet and started from there. I had to modify it quite a bit, just using some logic, basic electronics knowledge and good old trial and error...that's the part that took the longest!
You can see my modified schematic here:

http://home.att.net/~corlando52/voiceboxmodified.jpg

PLEASE make sure to read my note at the bottom..very important!
For the outside, I just used some plexiglass I got from Home Depot, cut it to size, masked where the LEDs went, painted it black from behind. Then I made the letters on the computer (the font is easy to find), and just used some gels for the color parts. The recording chip I got from RadioShack.

Josch...I don't have anymore pictures of the car from Argentina...and everything is packed away right now, but if I find the car, I will take more pictures for you. The strange thing about it is the windshield is chrome.

Peter...I'm sorry, but you can't have my voicebox. It took a long time for me to make and I swore to never do it again. But if you make it with my mods, it will make it a lot easier. Also, Jupiter sells a really nice one for probably cheaper than it cost me to make mine.
http://www.jupitere.com/voicebox.htm
If I hadn't made one, I would definately buy one from them.

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Post by J-Knight » Tue Aug 08, 2006 4:28 am

Damn, I won't be making one of them in a hurry :( lol :-P
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Post by andy-kitt » Tue Aug 08, 2006 8:40 am

Thats a excellent collection of KITTs, have you got any of the larger scale KITTs too?

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Yes

Post by corlando52 » Tue Aug 08, 2006 11:11 pm

I have the new Ertl KITT and I used to have the old talking KITT, still in the box, but I sold it because I just ran out of room.
I have the Crossover Challenge slot car set, actually 2 of them, but they won't work if you connect them together, for some strange reason. I bought 2 so I could have more track, but it just won't work.
I wish they would make a 1/18 or larger Remote control KITT, maybe even gas...that would be awesome!
And, as I'm sure with all of us, dream of having a Real size KITT..


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Post by andy-kitt » Wed Aug 09, 2006 7:42 am

They do a 1:18 remote control, seen them both in the UK & US, look like the same model but different packaging.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/Knight-Rider-KITT ... dZViewItem

There is this (above) and the same but with SPM.

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