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by Miked
Sun Sep 14, 2003 5:10 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: SPM and Turbo Boost
Replies: 58
Views: 27725

Yes, that's true. SPM does cost a bunch of money over & above the T/A they started with. But a jump-car T/A? They would use pop-rivets to make it. 2nd-unit prop cars look like total (poop) up close. They wouldn't have to spend the cash to make it look good. Look at what jumped over the semi at t...
by Miked
Fri Sep 12, 2003 1:03 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: SPM and Turbo Boost
Replies: 58
Views: 27725

Whenever I hear people shoot the breeze about doing car stunt footage, on any message board, or in real life, I hear the same misconception about doing it: Everybody thinks they would try to save the car. To a studio, the price of a car is petty-cash. What would it cost to set up an area to keep a c...
by Miked
Thu Sep 11, 2003 2:32 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: KARR question
Replies: 22
Views: 11104

Aaahhh . . .

"Remember that indestructible, killer car you gave me to dismantle? Well, I just forgot to dismantle it."

Happens all the time.
by Miked
Wed Sep 10, 2003 7:15 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Knight Rider Movie
Replies: 103
Views: 52327

Yeah. Film producers just won't sit around on a film idea to wait for a car to come out. They will probably use a slightly-modified new production car, which will undoubtedly be product-placement for some company. The only other option I see likely is that the producers would have a totally new KITT...
by Miked
Wed Sep 10, 2003 7:07 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Biggest turbo boost
Replies: 71
Views: 36604

By the way: The "White Rock" jump was at a place called Indian Dunes. The whole episode had footage from there, although the town square was Universal's backlot (think: Back to the Future). The General Lee did a huge jump at Indian Dunes in the same spot in 1979. On almost every episode of the "Duke...
by Miked
Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:43 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Knight Rider Fantasy Episodes
Replies: 64
Views: 27483

Knightwatch ----------------------------- Setting: late 1980s After conducting an investigation, Michael finds that all other men are now fastening the top three buttons on their shirts. Unable to face the prospect of working while fully-clothed, he leaves the foundation and takes a job as a lifegu...
by Miked
Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:30 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: KARR question
Replies: 22
Views: 11104

I agree. We're nitpicking things again, but it would make sense to build a second car. In developing any car from scratch, the actual cost of building the first car is a fraction of the whole cost, compared to R&D. It also stands to reason that KITT would have numerous small improvements over KA...
by Miked
Tue Sep 09, 2003 4:17 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Anyone know where i can get a trans am?
Replies: 25
Views: 14002

Man, if you guys think buying a body for a KITT replica is expensive, try a General Lee!
by Miked
Mon Sep 08, 2003 1:43 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: kitt kitt kitt noooo!
Replies: 16
Views: 9419

Michael weighs like 180 pounds.
So KITT would have that much more momentum. So he'd just barely win, thanks to his fine fro-haired friend.
by Miked
Mon Sep 08, 2003 1:35 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: another Random Kitt qestion?
Replies: 16
Views: 7745

The answer, ladies & gentlemen? -------------------------------------- Our good buddy KITT would be temporarily destroyed! As everyone knows, KITT was only put in situations like that when he was to be temporarily disabled! Why? Why else? For those darn dramatic considerations! Yessiree, KITT m...
by Miked
Mon Sep 08, 2003 1:21 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Knight Rider Movie
Replies: 103
Views: 52327

I found it funny seeing the red scanner on the front of the '57 Chevy.

I didn't find it funny when the '57 went off the end of the pier.
by Miked
Mon Sep 08, 2003 1:16 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: What should the NEW KITT have?
Replies: 25
Views: 12869

The show's producers originally intended KITT to be a James-Bond of a car, full of gadgets. But whatever they had envisioned, it ultimately turned into much more of a "buddy" show between KITT and Michael. At that point, more gadgets were just more stuff to have to write around in order to put KITT ...
by Miked
Mon Sep 08, 2003 1:05 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: The perfect Engine for my KITT Project
Replies: 14
Views: 8346

To me, the twin-turbo 350 sounds better than the V-6 idea. However, personally, I'd supercharge any motor before turbo-ing one. Yes, turbos can produce killer numbers, and often more power than a supercharger setup. But the characteristics of a turbo'd motor? Crap. Turbo-lag making it a turd below a...
by Miked
Thu Sep 04, 2003 10:11 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: SPM and Turbo Boost
Replies: 58
Views: 27725

The added handling and downforce of SPM actually DOES make sense. It's just overkill the way they did it. Too much stuff popped out. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I agree, the turbo-boost and SPM were probably never paired because of the money....
by Miked
Thu Sep 04, 2003 9:52 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: kitt being ruined at toxic waste and by Juggurnaut
Replies: 15
Views: 11328

I get the point of the question, about the technicians vs the grease monkeys. But an observation: In "Junkyard Dog" the whole car, other than the unibody shell, was gone. They had to almost re-create the car from scratch. But in "Juggernaught," it was the opposite. It was ONLY body-damage. And the m...
by Miked
Thu Sep 04, 2003 9:29 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: What should the NEW KITT have?
Replies: 25
Views: 12869

I'd like to see KITT keep a molecular-bonded shell of some sort. Maybe they took it overboard a few times in the old series. Although they forcibly destroyed him enough times, maybe KITT should have had a few more physical limits in things like falls and crashes. But the basic idea of the car being ...
by Miked
Thu Sep 04, 2003 9:02 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: The perfect Engine for my KITT Project
Replies: 14
Views: 8346

Do you already have this forced-induction V-6 you're planning?
That sounds expensive.
by Miked
Thu Sep 04, 2003 8:57 pm
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: sci fi cancling Knight Rider
Replies: 23
Views: 10038

Man, it would be just like them to cancel Knight Rider.

Then they'll replace it with some crappy series (usually about aliens with latex heads) that was originally cancelled after six weeks.
by Miked
Thu Sep 04, 2003 3:08 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: The perfect Engine for my KITT Project
Replies: 14
Views: 8346

For the money & work the turbo'd V-6 will take, I'd just get a decent V-8. It's not unique or interesting, but everybody uses them for good reason. There are great smaller engines out there. I admire some of these hot V-6s that can kick my V-8's a**. But if it were my own car, I couldn't get ove...
by Miked
Mon Sep 01, 2003 9:23 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: The Michael Knight Question.
Replies: 39
Views: 18712

Somewhere, somebody once called David "the cheesiest man alive." There's some truth in that. But as much as David gets dissed for hanging it out there and playing the role so seriously . . . in a weird way, that is actually kind of hard to do. --------------------------------------- Look at it this ...
by Miked
Mon Sep 01, 2003 8:50 am
Forum: General Archive 2003
Topic: Knight Rider/KITT Toy
Replies: 21
Views: 11213

That toy always annoyed me as a kid. Yeah, I had one, and liked it, but . . .
The scanner light didn't light up or anything, and the car & figure were outta proportion to each other.
That seemed to be the "main" toy set they were pushing, and it could've been better.
by Miked
Mon Aug 25, 2003 11:40 pm
Forum: General Archive 2004
Topic: Thoughts on a KR movie....
Replies: 74
Views: 32103

Any new Knight Rider film (that isn't set back in the 1980s) will have to wrestle with the issue of what car to use for KITT. I love the old KITT as much as anybody. However, a 1980s F-body no longer holds the same place in society that it did in 1982. It just would not be seen as hi-tech & futu...