Wednesday, November 4, 2020

What A Summer

 

What a summer this has been, last fall I got this beautiful 85 Firebird to use as my summer daily driver, I figure best to practice in the same kind of car as KITT. Any ways, first I had to get a lot of work done on her to make her road ready, some over $15,00. worth of body work, still needs a little more, minor stuff really, then a safety inspection, that cost another $25,00. and then a few surprise repairs while just out road testing. She mostly needs cosmetic and some minor mechanical stuff done but I have to say, she's in better shape than I am lol


I have to thank Ron and his team over at T-Mac Auto Services over on Ness Ave. for all of their fine work helping me get her on the road. I got her registered as a collectors vehicle so I have nice yellow collectors plates on her.

There's a lot more work I want to do on her. I got a new fiberglass Head Liner from Joe Penko that I just need to get the fabric for. I want to install a dash camera and back-up camera, GPS and some other modern goodies. I might even add some Knight Rider parts like an upper and lower console, have not decided yet??

I so need to loose weight lol like I say she's in better shape than I am ;)

I've got to get out more, walking, bike ridding, not so much driving but only having just got my drivers license last year I wanted to take advantage of the short summer moths as much as possible. So I got out to a few of my favorite old haunts which was very nostalgic for me.

Also had to spend some money and time getting the car port finished so in the winter I can keep her out of the elements.

This is an old photo of the car port under construction just last fall, it's more complete now so I'll have to take new pictures of it. My sweetie and I call this Firebird "KATT" I guess you could say it stands for "Knight Agencies 2000" lol. So we have KITT and KATT ;) Yeah kind of whacky I know.

Speaking of KITT, yeah he's been unfortunately mothballed while I got KATT road ready and with Covid in full swing it has not been easy either financially or socially to get my team together and get KITT all fixed up. which is nothing really, all he needs is his seals changed and put back together, but I've just had no time or opportunity this summer, we'll se how next summer goes depending on how much I spend on KATT. In any event it's just been nice finally being able to drive an 80's Firebird ;)


Thursday, September 17, 2020

PONG For K.I.T.T.


 Last year I began thinking about adding a version of the retro classic game "PONG" into KITT's dash software. Finally getting around to that now, so far the basic game has been completed and now just needs to be merged with the main project and then all of the voice commands to set up and play a game of PONG with KITT just need to be implemented.