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by aussieknight
Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:33 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: picture on the front of the box set
Replies: 54
Views: 41352

I'm guessing most of us, like myself, chickened out upon facing the "please register" screen. It certainly can be offputting, purely for inconvenience sake, not to mention the possibility of spam.
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by aussieknight
Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:25 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Correct Dimensions
Replies: 11
Views: 6179

Interesting that your D segment as you called it, still has mostly front wheel drive cars. Our most commonly sold cars are the locallly built ones, ie Ford Falcon and Holden Commodore, both being RWD. Ford went and lifted up the Falcon wagon and made it a 4WD ie: http://www.auto.co.nz/images/news_im...
by aussieknight
Sat Jul 17, 2004 6:42 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Bar under KITT's nose
Replies: 28
Views: 17423

Au contrair! We haven't had US built cars as our mainstays for decades. Granted, some parts were sourced from there, eg the V6 engine that the Holden Commodore has was from your Oldsmobile, I think it was. Mind you, we had to fix it all up first! Ford has been importing the Explorer from the US, as ...
by aussieknight
Sat Jul 17, 2004 7:08 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Bar under KITT's nose
Replies: 28
Views: 17423

Nup! Either an XF or XG. The XD/XE was the predecessor to the XF, and was a lot squarer. The rear bumpers indicate to me it's an XG. Same engine as the EF Falcon. It's quite possible that the bars were indeed used to tow the car while filming so that the actors could concentrate on acting. Hope some...
by aussieknight
Sat Jul 17, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Bar under KITT's nose
Replies: 28
Views: 17423

Sorry guys. Ford Falcon ute. 4.1 litre 6 cyl, most likely an auto. Good for towing nearly 2 tons. Good fun to throw around, too. Yes, we still have Holdens, in fact you guys have been getting one of our cars called a Monaro here, but apparently a GTO over there. Can't you guys remember how to build ...
by aussieknight
Fri Jul 16, 2004 7:51 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Correct Dimensions
Replies: 11
Views: 6179

Sorry, where are your blueprints? I'd like to see 'em. We get all sorts of cars here. This is a close approximation, but not real cheap either: http://www.redbook.com.au/vehiclesearch/images/vehicle/toyo88su.gif 1992 Toyota Supra. 6 cylinder, and the Turbo models go real well! Nissan have this alter...
by aussieknight
Fri Jul 16, 2004 7:37 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: i made every of kitt's gadegts...and they work even the jump
Replies: 11
Views: 7030

Nah nah nah nah nahhhh....this was obviuosly an attempt to see what sort of reaction he/she/it could illicit. However, we could use this discussion as a place to talk about how we actually could make some of KITTS gadgets really work. Such as smoke screen, oil slick, flame thrower, etc. Heh heh...as...
by aussieknight
Fri Jul 16, 2004 7:21 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Bar under KITT's nose
Replies: 28
Views: 17423

Thank you 'Cheryl' I am more than aware that some old clunkers had rear leaf springs Been a LOOOONG time since any had FRONT leaf springs but Yeah, I've wondered if it was a camera mount or towing mount for something like an A-frame. With that sort of setup you can pull any car just like a trailer. ...
by aussieknight
Fri Jul 16, 2004 7:43 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Bar under KITT's nose
Replies: 28
Views: 17423

Don't need em. Here's a shot from KOTP, with the bar arrangement fairly visible under the nose: http://kitt.250free.com/E01-0690.jpeg As is here, in TDR: http://kitt.250free.com/E08-0340.jpeg Oh, and while we're at it, have a look here and see what sort of running gear a Trans Am has. Dented sump &a...
by aussieknight
Thu Jul 15, 2004 5:04 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Correct Dimensions
Replies: 11
Views: 6179

Sorry, you have me all wrong. I was looking for a drawing, to convert it to a bit of a plan. A bit like what Micheal uses in Goliath to fix KITT in the desert. I WISH I had a TA, and in fact have seen some available in a city a couple of hours away (Brisbane) for about 8 grand. Unfortunately, I don'...
by aussieknight
Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:57 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Bar under KITT's nose
Replies: 28
Views: 17423

No, actually it's not. Trans Am's do not have leaf spring suspension, they have coil springs. They're not trucks, you know. The frame I am talking about is an addition fitted for the series. I originally thought it was just to keep the nose from scraping, but now I see it is a little more specific t...
by aussieknight
Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:54 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Correct Dimensions
Replies: 11
Views: 6179

Dunno what happened there. Posted twice. Please ignore this post altogether. :-)
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by aussieknight
Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:50 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Correct Dimensions
Replies: 11
Views: 6179

Searched far and wide, but to no avail, sorry. I was really hoping to find a line drawing from an owners manual to convert to KITT. Maybe someone here can help me as well?
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by aussieknight
Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:47 am
Forum: General Archive 2005
Topic: George Barris open house with KITT
Replies: 43
Views: 17676

neps wrote:I was waiting for Aussieknight to blow a gasket. :)


You know me well, Neps! ;-) Consider my gasket blown! :-)
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by aussieknight
Thu Jul 15, 2004 4:42 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Bar under KITT's nose
Replies: 28
Views: 17423

What leaf springs? For connecting to what? :-|
by aussieknight
Wed Jul 14, 2004 9:04 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: New idea for KITT's voice box
Replies: 28
Views: 21037

That is pretty lame. KITT'S dash was one of his most impressive features! I can see that there's something where the wheel is too, but not much. Does anyone have a website?
by aussieknight
Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:23 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Bar under KITT's nose
Replies: 28
Views: 17423

I have to add that after watching KOTP for the umpteenth time, I STILL wanna know what damaged KITT at the end? He drives off to take Micheal to the hospital, and then is being towed? Huh?
by aussieknight
Wed Jul 14, 2004 8:14 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Bar under KITT's nose
Replies: 28
Views: 17423

Bar under KITT's nose

I just bought myself a small present, a two DVD set called The Best of Knight Rider. It has Knight of the Phoenix, Trust Doesn't Rust, Soul Survivor, Knightmares and A Good Knights Work on it. No extra features unfortunately However, not ever being able to watch any KR episodes in such great detail ...
by aussieknight
Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:48 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: New idea for KITT's voice box
Replies: 28
Views: 21037

Does anyone have any pics of the dash of KIFT? I was disappointed with the scrolling voice display that was used in Knight Rider 2000. I believe that the voice box situated right in front of the driver in the original design gave Micheal a region to interact with, like a "face" for KITT. Somewhere t...
by aussieknight
Wed Jul 14, 2004 7:14 am
Forum: General Archive 2005
Topic: George Barris open house with KITT
Replies: 43
Views: 17676

AAARRGGGHHH!!!! It's OBSCENE! One could say it's Knight Rider inspired, but hardly a replica! :-P Wonder why someone as talented as Mr Barris would want THAT monstrosity as an example of his work?
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by aussieknight
Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:39 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Vin Diesel to play Michael Knight???
Replies: 19
Views: 10497

Hang on...who wants who to help who get back into acting? :-|
David wants Ben to help David get back into acting, or David wants Ben, so as to help Ben get back into acting? Que?
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by aussieknight
Fri Jul 09, 2004 11:34 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: DVD Boxset Photoshopping
Replies: 29
Views: 16099

Michael: "Look, just hang on a sec would you Devon? I'm sure I can get this thing open somehow!"
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by aussieknight
Fri Jul 09, 2004 10:58 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Vin Diesel to play Michael Knight???
Replies: 19
Views: 10497

Viper rocked! It had so much promise, yet it was so short lived down here. I loved the idea of the weapons. The morphing was a bit much, though. However, the whole nearly-indestructible modifyable chassis setup and the weapons was cool! Oh, and the weapons were great! Did I mention the weapons? http...
by aussieknight
Fri Jul 09, 2004 7:59 am
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Model Kit Conversion Tips (or making a simple KAR model)
Replies: 131
Views: 94519

Nahhh...you don't want one of those. They're not accurate anyway, being stacks of little lights rather than 8 individual lamps. Something like this: http://www.electronics123.com/amazon/catalogue/c3-3-6.htm Or this: http://www.sebas.vic.edu.au/links/tech/electron/circ001.html Or if you're technicall...
by aussieknight
Mon Jul 05, 2004 8:41 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Best nose for replicas I've seen. And pommie too!
Replies: 23
Views: 20624

After a bit of stuffing around, I have come to the conclusion that Knight replicas do not allow hotlinking. However, boys, if you go to their site and check out the reference files, you will see that not all that sort of footage was recycled, and in fact, there was some new stuff. I personally belie...