The 55 watt halogen bulbs arrived last week, but I have been fighting off a nasty cough/virus and have not been working on the project much. Today I decided to see if I could get the hardware I need to mount the bulbs in the scanner bar.
I taped one of the bulbs in the bar and took it with me to Mac's Hardware. When I walked in the store, the manager was standing there and asked me if he could help me find what I was looking for. I said sure, and showed him how I wanted to mount the bulbs. He took the bar from me and asked "Is this what I think it is?" I said "If you are thinking it is a scanner for KITT then yes." He just smiled and said that is really cool. He helped me find exactly what I needed and as we were walking back up to the register, he stopped me and said "Tell KITT this is his Christmas present. This is on the house. Merry Christmas!" I was stunned. I said "Thank you and Merry Christmas to you too!"
The hardware works perfectly to mount the halogen bulb in the scanner bar opening. I used two 4mm machine screws, nuts, and washers for each bulb.
I now have all 8 bulbs mounted in the bar and it is ready to wire up. I plan to continue working on this after Christmas.