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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Project: K.I.T.T. Made The News!

I was interviewed by the Aberdeen American News for a story on Project: K.I.T.T.! They also did a short video portion to accompany the online story. I even made the front page in glorious color!

The story and video are included below. If you hover over the story you will find controls in the top right corner to pop it out full size for easier reading.

It was even quite popular on Twitter! I have included the tweets below the article.


Thursday, June 16, 2016

KITT, We've Missed You Buddy!

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Done With KARR Back To KITT

I am finally satisfied with KARR and can move on...

KARR is back from the shop and has new polyurethane front lower and upper control arm bushings, upper and lower ball joints, polyurethane end links, polyurethane sway bar bushings, and front spring pads.

He also got a new ignition module, pick up coil, distributor cap, and rotor. He seems happy, but with KARR that isn't always the easiest thing to tell. He is spoiled for sure, of that I have no doubt.

Here are the new Fiero chrome valve stem caps.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Fate?...Pieces Of The Past

We had something really amazing happen while reupholstering the seats in KARR. When we were taking the old fabric off we noticed the date stamped into the back of the material. It read 5 29 86 and it was 5/29/2016 the day we were working on them. Thirty years later to the day! Is that not awesome? I mean what are the odds!?

I call it fate.

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Friday, June 3, 2016

And Here We Thought We Were Finished...

Today I had to take KARR to Ipswich, South Dakota for work, and got hailed on twice! It was marble sized hail, but did not do any damage that I can see. Still, not cool!

The end links came in for KARR this afternoon and since we are taking him to Sioux City, Iowa for a Boston concert tomorrow, I did not want to mess with installing them myself. I took KARR over to Troy's shop so he could install them and give him a once over before we take him on a long road trip. Or so I thought...in addition to the end links and sway bar bushings, the front upper control arm bushings and the upper ball joints are all pretty much shot. There is a ton of play in the wheels.

To say I was disappointed would be a huge understatement. We were really looking forward to taking KARR on the road. :(

I have ordered all the necessary parts, and while I am at it I am replacing the lower ball joints, lower control arm bushings and the spring pads, too. I am going with polyurethane parts, so they will last, and also help to stiffen up the front end. Since I was blowing money like the Aberdeen wind lately, I decided to also order some chrome valve stem caps with the Fiero logo, a Fiero "We Drive Excitement" t-shirt, and a fender gripper mat that has the Fiero logo on it.

I did get some good news today though...my new shift knob from Matt arrived!


So how was your day?