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Re: Great New for KITT Mustang Replica Builders!

Post by Tiger Warrior » Wed Mar 03, 2010 4:38 pm

Tao Worm:

I meant "I" will send the first payment. Sorry for the typo, too much going on here at work at the moment. Take care.

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Post by krkitt1 » Sat Mar 06, 2010 9:52 am

I got a switch for the lights. I was thinking of installing it near the headlight switch. Hey Taoworm, give me a call.

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Post by taoworm2323 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:04 am

MP3car.com doesn't offer the CarPC we need for KI3T.
Ebay has some left though.
http://cgi.ebay.com/Car-PC-Intel-D945GC ... 19b2f221ac

This is the new link to the CarPC part for the Knight 3000
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Post by krkitt1 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:04 pm

Well, I installed the switch for the dash lights today and I took the car for a ride for the first time at night with the lights and I think I will have to put a dimmer switch in. When I was in town the lights were fine but when you get going threw the cornfields and it's realy dark, they are overpowering your view. I will post some pictures later. I also ran my wires to the trunk for the Car PC. I'm going to start building a power box so that when I'm driving the car, the car will power the lights, Orb and Car PC and at shows I can flip a switch and power everything from a extra battery that I will build a box for in the trunk.

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Post by krkitt1 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:10 pm

I just purchase this for my trunk from Shelby. Shock that it didn't cost an arm and a leg (only 92.00 with shipping). It will clean up the look of the trunk lid and I like to put my dash plaques from carshow on it. I made one but it didn't cover all the holes in the trunk lid. Let me know what you think.

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Post by lphill01 » Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:34 pm

If you guys are looking for a way to power the car pc, check out mp3car.com and look at DC-DC power supplies, they're built specifically for this purpose. I've used one with my car for quite a while now and it works great. It can be set up to automatically power up when the key is turned to ACC, and smooths out the dirty power that altenators tend to provide. It also has a power down mode so if the car's battery power dips below a certain voltage, it automatically powers down so you don't loose your battery if you leave your car and forget to turn the pc off.

KR KITT, let me know how that turns out, because I'm looking to do something similar to power all my accessories at carshows without the key.

Taoworm- Can a car pc with a normal screen as opposed to the orb support the voice program?

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Post by taoworm2323 » Mon Mar 08, 2010 7:12 am

lphill01 wrote:If you guys are looking for a way to power the car pc, check out mp3car.com and look at DC-DC power supplies, they're built specifically for this purpose.



Hey lphill01 the link I posted for the carPC on Ebay comes with the power supply already installed in it. (No need to buy anything else.)

lphill01 wrote:
Taoworm- Can a car pc with a normal screen as opposed to the orb support the voice program?


Yes it will support the program itself but that is all.
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Post by kitt2k » Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:00 pm

One more replica....more photos after Saturday.

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Post by taoworm2323 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 8:54 am

The steering wheel!
Props kitt2k, yours is the first replica to my knowledge with that wheel.
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Post by tamatt27 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 9:16 am

Looks great man!
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Post by Pierre » Tue Mar 09, 2010 10:38 am

look great but what about the airbag issue does the airbag light come on? I thing to avoid this and still protect you'r occupent you have to put a resistor to fake the cpu of the car so it will not to know that you have disable the air bag

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Post by kitt2k » Tue Mar 09, 2010 12:47 pm

Pierre wrote:look great but what about the airbag issue does the airbag light come on? I thing to avoid this and still protect you'r occupent you have to put a resistor to fake the cpu of the car so it will not to know that you have disable the air bag


Passenger air bag is installed, and functional. To take care of the light, I opened up the dash gauges, and painted the airbag LED black, put it back together,and no more pesky light. Low tech solution, but worked great.

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Post by Slade » Tue Mar 09, 2010 3:46 pm

Looks great Kitt2k :good:
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Post by lphill01 » Tue Mar 09, 2010 6:50 pm

Hey lphill01 the link I posted for the carPC on Ebay comes with the power supply already installed in it. (No need to buy anything else.)


I know, just an FYI for those considering building their own like I did.

kitt2k, looks great! How did you get the seats?

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Post by taoworm2323 » Thu Mar 11, 2010 3:08 pm

I need the following members to contact me as soon as possible via my youtube email.
lphill01, kitt2k, tamatt27, & krkitt1

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Post by kitt2k » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:22 pm

Today was the Denver St Patricks Day Parade, and KI3T made his debut. As promised more pictures of the car since this is the replica thread.

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I had the headrest embroidery done from a screen capture from the show. If anyone is interested I can get it done for you as well.

KITT next to the 3000 is Steve Shiner's, I left my 2000 at home, and instead made today all about the Mustang.

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Post by krkitt1 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 7:57 pm

Very Nice!!!! Send me a IM on the headrest. Did your car come with the red inserts?

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Post by krkitt1 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:01 pm

I got the Trunklid cover today from Shelby!!!! It was on in about 20 minutes.... ImageImage Image Image Image

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Post by krkitt1 » Sat Mar 13, 2010 8:06 pm

I just had to drill 13 holes and be careful not to drill threw the trunklid. It cleans up the lid. I made one last year and I put my dash plaques from carshow on it but it didn't cover the complete lid. Not bad for $92.00 shipped from The Shelby Store.

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Post by Slade » Sun Mar 14, 2010 1:07 pm

Wow that looks Beautiful :good: Love the key chain too :D
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Post by jeremy223 » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:28 pm

Have you got any more shots of the headrest covers? I am interested in getting those.

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Post by krkitt1 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:27 pm

Ok, I just made this for my trunk. Tell me what you think. It matches the trunk perfect. I will post some pictures of it installed later. If you like for me to make one for you, just email me.

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Post by krkitt1 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 7:18 pm

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Here are some pictures of it installed in the car.

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Post by taoworm2323 » Sun Mar 28, 2010 10:12 pm

VERY nice Ted! :good: :good:
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