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Friday, April 12, 2019

Celebrating 1,100 Followers on Facebook!


Project: K.I.T.T.'s Facebook page has 1,100 followers! Thanks to everyone for your continued interest and support!

If you have not had a chance to check out the Project: K.I.T.T. page on Facebook you really should. It's a great way to stay updated, leave comments, or even ask questions about the Project. It will even notify you of new blog posts and videos.

Celebrating 700 Subscribers On YouTube!


700 people have subscribed to Project: K.I.T.T.'s YouTube channel! Thanks to everyone for your continued interest and support!

If you have not had a chance to check out the Project: K.I.T.T. channel on YouTube you really should. It's a great way to stay updated, leave comments, or even ask questions about the Project. It will even notify you of new blog posts and videos.

Thursday, April 11, 2019

Upgrading KARR's Exterior Lights To LED

One of the four bulbs in the P O N T I A C of the rear taillight housing burnt out, so I figured it was the perfect time to start upgrading KARR's exterior lighting to LED.  I purchased four red 194-RHP5 LEDs and two cool white 1156-CW18-T LEDs from SuperBrightLEDs.com The red LEDs are for the P O N T I A C and the cool white are for the reverse lights.


What Fuels KARR's Rage...

After installing KARR's new digital gauges in 2017, the only one that we could not get to read properly was the fuel gauge.  Even after making the adjustments described in the installation instructions many times over the last year and a half, we just could not get the fuel gauge to reconcile with the tank.  This lead to me literally running out of gas twice (as in dead on the road) with the fuel gauge still reading more than five gallons.  I came to the conclusion that it had to be caused by the now 32-year-old fuel sending unit.  


Winter Update

This winter we started putting KITT back together.  We started by installing KITT's new rear bumper from Knight Designs.  We purchased new hardware as the original hardware from the vinyl bumper could not be reused.


Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Project: KITT Joins Instagram


We asked what other social media we should be using and you said Instagram. 
Project: K.I.T.T. is now on Instagram!

Monday, January 14, 2019

Seven Year Anniversary

We got KITT's 1983 Pontiac Trans Am body seven years ago. Here is what he looked like on January 14, 2012...

Saturday, December 15, 2018

Google+ Is Shutting Down




Google has announced the official shut down of Google+ in April 2019. With this announcement we have decided to stop posting updates on Google+. When Google+ was at its height of popularity we had well over 2,500 followers, and we have been seeing a steady decline with only a little over 1,400 remaining.

We would like to help any of you that are following us on Google+ transition to another notification media. We don't want to lose any of you! Our fans and followers are important to us!

Monday, December 3, 2018

Christmas Comes Early For KITT


FedEx dropped off a package from Knight Designs for KITT. Stay tuned for an unboxing video.



Thursday, October 4, 2018

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Happy 36th Birthday Buddy!

Knight Rider debuted on September 26, 1982 and as a result KITT was born!

KITT will always be the original smart car! Happy Birthday Buddy!


Sunday, August 19, 2018

Celebrating 800 Followers On Facebook

Project: K.I.T.T.'s Facebook page hit 800 followers! Thanks to everyone for your continued interest and support!

If you have not had a chance to check out the Project: K.I.T.T. page on Facebook you really should. It's a great way to stay updated, leave comments, or even ask questions about the Project. It will even notify you of new blog posts and videos.

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Celebrating 600 Subscribers On YouTube

Project: K.I.T.T.'s YouTube channel recently hit 600 subscribers! Thanks to everyone for your continued interest and support!

If you have not had a chance to check out the Project: K.I.T.T. channel on YouTube you really should. It's a great way to stay updated, leave comments, or even ask questions about the Project. It will even notify you of new blog posts and videos.

Sunday, June 10, 2018

Gummi Pflege Stift?

One of the things most people really don't think about with owning a classic 80s car is just how you deal with parts you cannot replace. That's the case with the weather seals for the doors on KARR. This is not a part that is being made or reproduced for the Fiero, so you are left with only two options. You can replace them with another 30+ year old set of used weather seals, which more than likely are either in the same condition or worse than the ones you are replacing. Your other option is to make do with the ones you have and find ways to care for them and to some degree, restore them.

That's what I was doing Friday: cleaning, protecting and rejuvenating the door seals. I started by cleaning them with just water and a microfiber cloth. This is just to remove the dirt and dust.

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

KITT's Electronic Overlays Unboxing

I purchased two sets of 3rd/4th season electronic overlays for KITT's dash from Billy Gunter of Knight Designs in December.  I was going to do an unboxing video, but thought the overlays might show up more detailed in pictures.  One of these sets will be used in KITT, and the other set is being sent to Alessandro Zagni of ZA Electronica.  Alessandro is going to use these overlays when he designs his upcoming 3rd/4th season electronics.  

Billy had access to a set of screen-used overlays from Knight Rider and reverse engineered these to match exactly. They are made out of aluminum with a textured finish.    


Monday, June 4, 2018

Celebrating 700 Followers On Facebook

Project: K.I.T.T.'s Facebook page hit 700 followers this weekend! Thanks to everyone for your continued interest and support!

If you have not had a chance to check out the Project: K.I.T.T. page on Facebook you really should. It's a great way to stay updated, leave comments, or even ask questions about the Project. It will even notify you of new blog posts and videos.

Saturday, June 2, 2018

Grounded

We had such great plans for today, but the weather had other ideas.  It is so incredibly windy we cannot open the garage door.  Therefore, rolling KITT outside is out of the question.  We had planned to clean the garage floor and needed to be able to move KITT outside to do that.  Since we could not, we tackled a couple of items from our What's Next list instead.

After installing the digital gauges in KARR, I noticed the temperature gauge and fuel gauge were erratic in their readings.  This could be one or more of three things: 1) the gauges are bad; 2) there is a grounding issue; or 3) the sending units are bad.  I know the temperature sending unit is not bad because I just replaced it.  I am going to operate on the assumption that the fuel sending unit is also not bad as it was working prior to installing the digital gauges.  Therefore, I am left with either a grounding issue or the gauges are bad.

To get started, I needed to remove the back cover of the gauge cluster to get at the wiring.


It's The Final Countdown

Well technically it's the second countdown, but more on that later...

One year ago today I purchased a 3rd/4th season countdown from Billy Gunter of Knight Designs.  Billy's countdowns are machined out of aluminum, with a custom printed circuit board (PCB) and electronics.  If you are not familiar with what a countdown is, it was the POWER, FUEL ON, MIN RPM, IGNITORS indicators that would light up and "count down" anytime KITT was started up.  You can see this in the clip below.