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by JJohnson
Wed Oct 02, 2013 8:53 pm
Forum: Knight Rider: Original Series
Topic: 1.10 - The Final Verdict
Replies: 2
Views: 4850

Re: 1.10 - The Final Verdict

I can't find any reference to a Bent Arm Bar on Google Maps, and the street's too blurry to read. KITT traced the number to area code 415, which is San Francisco. He then refers to a Claremont Bay being about 474 miles away. There is no Claremont Bay within that distance, or any shoreline in the US.
by JJohnson
Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:42 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choice of Vendor
Replies: 2
Views: 1486

Re: Choice of Vendor

To edit the first post, which seems to be uneditable now: So the parts list looks like this: *taillight blackout *1st season front bumper with blackouts and scanner *black hubcap covers *PMD seats and doeskin carpeting *3rd season dash and electronics *3rd season overhead console with electronics *3...
by JJohnson
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:39 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choice of Vendor
Replies: 2
Views: 1486

Re: Choice of Vendor

Did KITT ever have the green numerics that Mark's Custom Kits has?
by JJohnson
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: T-Tops in bright sun
Replies: 3
Views: 2234

T-Tops in bright sun

I get a lot of bright sun where I live, and I was wondering if the T-Tops get irritating in bright sunlight either in the mornings or evenings.
by JJohnson
Wed Oct 02, 2013 10:09 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KARR's scanner in "Trust Doesn't Rust."
Replies: 7
Views: 3683

Re: KARR's scanner in "Trust Doesn't Rust."

I'm sure we can record the scanner sound and have it play back as well as the normal KITT sound from the original series. If I remember correctly, KARR's scanner made a different, more mechanical/hollow/reverb sound in the 3rd season.
by JJohnson
Wed Oct 02, 2013 12:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KARR's scanner in "Trust Doesn't Rust."
Replies: 7
Views: 3683

Re: KARR's scanner in "Trust Doesn't Rust."

I'm sure you're right on that. There are times when the outermost lights just don't light up on either the right or left. Those I'd call glitch. The Soul Survivor version sounds more like an intentional thing, and KARR, maybe could go either way, but I could be wrong! Does anyone's replica scanner h...
by JJohnson
Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 4th Gen. Firebird knight rider dashboard
Replies: 46
Views: 74993

Re: 4th Gen. Firebird knight rider dashboard

Wow, Banshee or the 97 Firebird, they look great! I'd have tried an 8-LED lamp myself, but yours looks pretty cool as-is. Is there a turbo hood that looks like the 3rd gen available for that version of the Trans Am? If it were me, I'd get rid of the firebird, try to add bowling ball hubcaps, and get...
by JJohnson
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:26 pm
Forum: Knight Rider: Original Series
Topic: 1.08 - Trust Doesn't Rust
Replies: 11
Views: 11468

Re: 1.08 - Trust Doesn't Rust

Near the end, Michael and KITT pass a very 80's KFC (possibly this one: 991 S Catalina St, Los Angeles, CA 90006; since it soon passes an intersection after KFC), and just before a Magnolia Bl or St. between 38:10 and 38:40. I don't know if they're still there. After KARR turbo-boosts out, there's a...
by JJohnson
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:03 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KARR's scanner in "Trust Doesn't Rust."
Replies: 7
Views: 3683

KARR's scanner in "Trust Doesn't Rust."

Has anyone noticed in Trust Doesn't Rust, at 32:50 to 33:00 how KARR's scanner runs a bit differently? It runs to the middle, leaves one light lit, and also keeps going left. Once it bounces back to the middle, that light then continues to the right, then back again like before. Anyone else notice t...
by JJohnson
Tue Oct 01, 2013 8:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Third Season Dashboard functions
Replies: 0
Views: 2529

Third Season Dashboard functions

I found this image of the board from the third season: http://www.juhaterho.fi/drawings/kitt/season-3-dash-2002/season-3-dash-2002.png It lists out pretty much everything from the dash. I'm not worrying about the convertible mode or the switchpods, but aside from those, I was wondering if someone co...
by JJohnson
Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:58 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is the surveillance mode indicator located?
Replies: 10
Views: 9532

Re: Where is the surveillance mode indicator located?

You are right, they didn't really do much in seasons 3/4 without the push-buttons. I think I saw it once or twice when Michael pressed the buttons, over using voice command, but I don't remember the episodes. For me, I'm wanting the dash itself to be actually functional, rather than just a bunch of ...
by JJohnson
Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is the surveillance mode indicator located?
Replies: 10
Views: 9532

Re: Where is the surveillance mode indicator located?

If Advance Designs is the only one who has a functional button, then it looks like they're the ones I will need to use for that panel. As far as panels go, what do people do with a season 3/4 whose PANP are not actual buttons? How do they switch between those four lights? And can I use just that one...
by JJohnson
Tue Oct 01, 2013 5:16 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Choice of Vendor
Replies: 2
Views: 1486

Choice of Vendor

Hi everyone, I'm doing some investigating on which vendor to get each part for the car itself, and I've seen quite a few. I was wondering if you might be able to share your experiences as to which parts are the most durable in your cars, and are the most screen accurate, either 1/2-season or 3/4-sea...
by JJohnson
Mon Sep 30, 2013 5:05 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: 2011 Camaro with trans am kit turned into Kitt
Replies: 9
Views: 12208

Re: 2011 Camaro with trans am kit turned into Kitt

Nice! Now if you were to buy it, convert it and install some dash electronics... :kittside: :dash4:
by JJohnson
Mon Sep 30, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KITT Replica with functional abilities
Replies: 12
Views: 9264

Re: KITT Replica with functional abilities

I read someone putting up the backup sensors in the car, and a backup camera , I forget who, but I thought that would be a great idea to have indicators when someone's in my blind spot on either side. I don't know if someone has already created something for it, but while driving, have an on-screen ...
by JJohnson
Mon Sep 30, 2013 12:19 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is the surveillance mode indicator located?
Replies: 10
Views: 9532

Re: Where is the surveillance mode indicator located?

Wow, thanks! That was quick! For the season 3/4, there was no set of 4 buttons (power, auto, normal, pursuit) anywhere on the dash, but the readout panel seemed to act like buttons. For those using a 3/4 dash, does yours integrate buttons there?
by JJohnson
Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:35 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What's the difference between a 1982 to 1992 Trans Ams?
Replies: 3
Views: 2942

What's the difference between a 1982 to 1992 Trans Ams?

I'm looking through eBay and various places nearby for possible Trans Ams, and I'm wondering what the differences would be in getting a 1982, 83, 84, or 85 vs. a 1991/1992 Trans Am for conversion into KITT. Are there any advantages to having a '92 car to start with, technologically speaking? From wh...
by JJohnson
Mon Sep 30, 2013 11:17 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KITT Replica with functional abilities
Replies: 12
Views: 9264

Re: KITT Replica with functional abilities

Yeah, I would be a bit worried on accidentally firing such a grappling hook and having it implant itself into some SUV nearby. It would look cool for show though. The currency dispenser might be doable. I would just have to remember to load it with cash. The printer, possibly less likely given the h...
by JJohnson
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:40 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Season 3/4 upper and lower console images and functions
Replies: 0
Views: 1762

Season 3/4 upper and lower console images and functions

A separate question for everyone, especially those who have created replica KITT/KARR vehicles before. What does your upper and lower console look like? And have you made the buttons functional for something (trunk release, hood release, garage door openers, etc.)? What're the LEDs on the upper cons...
by JJohnson
Mon Sep 30, 2013 10:13 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is the surveillance mode indicator located?
Replies: 10
Views: 9532

Re: Where is the surveillance mode indicator located?

Thank you! That's exactly what I was looking for, I appreciate it. As for season 3/4, I guess I'll just use the same location since I can't really think of anywhere else for it. I doubt I can fit a printer under the dash (darnit!) but, perhaps a 'cash dispenser' that they used very obviously in one ...
by JJohnson
Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:56 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KITT Replica with functional abilities
Replies: 12
Views: 9264

Re: KITT Replica with functional abilities

The original series GPS was weird to me...it always looked like the same maps, over and over (probably was). In my eventual KITT, I'd opt for a regular GPS-style, but hopefully have the voice readout through the voicebox and car speakers if possible. Fire extinguisher, probably not doable as shown i...
by JJohnson
Sun Sep 29, 2013 10:40 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Where is the surveillance mode indicator located?
Replies: 10
Views: 9532

Where is the surveillance mode indicator located?

It seems we always see it up close, so I wonder - where is the indicator for surveillance mode located? I saw a replica place it at the T-Top once, and others place it under the TVs. How would it fit in with the currency dispenser, printer, and the slide-out box scanner?
by JJohnson
Sat Sep 28, 2013 9:07 pm
Forum: Knight Rider: Original Series
Topic: 1.04 - Slammin' Sammy's Stunt Show Spectacular
Replies: 5
Views: 12566

Re: 1.04 - Slammin' Sammy's Stunt Show Spectacular

I found the road from the opening: 34.09442,-118.710125 Episode: http://fc08.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/271/b/8/b89bf96dafdfc317d8f289d87d3527e6-d6odq73.png Today: http://fc04.deviantart.net/fs71/f/2013/271/1/2/12289ba86bd64e8f501cc9f680858cb7-d6odqby.png You can see the mountains are the same in bo...
by JJohnson
Sat Sep 28, 2013 6:54 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KITT Replica with functional abilities
Replies: 12
Views: 9264

Re: KITT Replica with functional abilities

That's a pretty good idea, I'll look into that one. I was re-watching Knight of the Phoenix, and it looked like the two TVs were acting like dash cameras, so that would make sense to have that. I do definitely want a back-up camera that will activate when I put the car in reverse. When getting switc...
by JJohnson
Fri Sep 27, 2013 11:04 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: KITT Replica with functional abilities
Replies: 12
Views: 9264

Re: KITT Replica with functional abilities

After seeing Knight by a Nose, it would be nice to see about a little money dispenser slot and if possible a fire extinguisher nozzle. The first seems much more doable than the second, but I'm not very auto-mechanical. Would it be possible to rig a fire extinguisher up to the front that spreads out ...