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MCI MC8 Steering Wheel Nut
« on: May 26, 2018, 05:37:06 PM »
We have been doing some work on updating the interior of the bus.  All has gone pretty well. I did some minor changes on the dash and for convenience I removed the steering wheel.  I went to put it back on today and could not locate the nut to secure the steering wheel to the steering column.  It appears to be a 1 inch nut with 20 threads per inch.  Of course this is a holiday weekend so I am kind of locked out from the normal sources and I don't readily have the part number from MCI.  On Tuesday everything changes because I can overnight one and have it wednesday and all the big supply houses will also be open BUT on the outside chance I am not thinking of a good source I thought I would ask here if someone has a simple solution.  I know that finding the lost nut would be the easiest and I have tried that. Will try it again tomorrow BUT any help or suggestions are appreciated.

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Re: MCI MC8 Steering Wheel Nut
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2018, 05:45:21 PM »
Did you look inside the socket you took the nut off with?
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Re: MCI MC8 Steering Wheel Nut
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2018, 05:50:35 PM »
Thank you for the idea Geoff

I had it lying on the kitchen counter.  Like I said we were doing some updates and it was misplaced BUT no one can figure where we would have put it or why we would have moved it but it is gone -- at least for now -- and will resurface the minute that I have confirmed an order for a new one I am sure.  ;-)

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Re: Re: MCI MC8 Steering Wheel Nut
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2018, 07:02:58 PM »
Thank you for the idea Geoff

I had it lying on the kitchen counter.  Like I said we were doing some updates and it was misplaced BUT no one can figure where we would have put it or why we would have moved it but it is gone -- at least for now -- and will resurface the minute that I have confirmed an order for a new one I am sure.  ;-)

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Re: MCI MC8 Steering Wheel Nut
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2018, 07:29:59 PM »
It will be in the last place you look.
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Re: MCI MC8 Steering Wheel Nut
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2018, 08:44:08 PM »
Ask your grandson...they always know :)
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Re: MCI MC8 Steering Wheel Nut
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2018, 08:53:44 AM »
But they don't always tell ...
"Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints"
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Re: MCI MC8 Steering Wheel Nut
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2018, 10:25:07 AM »
If all else fails Jefferson Truck, Trailer and Bus is a junkyard in OKC. The number is 405-272-0213

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Re: MCI MC8 Steering Wheel Nut
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2018, 11:03:04 AM »
The MCI part number is 11A-2-27, for all the good that will do you...   :)   Hope you find it OK.

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Re: MCI MC8 Steering Wheel Nut
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2018, 11:08:51 AM »
But they don't always tell ...

LOL oh fuuuu

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Re: MCI MC8 Steering Wheel Nut
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2018, 06:11:51 PM »
Well I guess I am officially in the market for a steering wheel nut.

We combed the coach from front to back and any misc cubby we could think of.

We then went through the trash with a fine tooth comb (well not really a comb but you get the idea) and checked thoroughly so as not to discard it.

It is still winning at this game of hide and seek.

I guess I will admit defeat and find a source to procure another one.

If anyone has the twin to mine and you are not particularly attached to it you have my attention.

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Re: MCI MC8 Steering Wheel Nut
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2018, 08:07:19 PM »
Look for something else you have lost in the recent past. It will usually turn up that way.

In my case that is damn near everything I touch.
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Re: MCI MC8 Steering Wheel Nut
« Reply #12 on: May 28, 2018, 05:23:19 AM »
It's probably in that "I'll put it here to keep it safe" place. If I ever find that place again I'll have a veritable gold mine of stuff that I put there. Or since you were in the kitchen, look in the refrigerator. I seem to put a lot of things in there that don't belong.
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Re: MCI MC8 Steering Wheel Nut
« Reply #13 on: May 28, 2018, 06:17:31 AM »
This is the very reason I do very little work on my bus or autos !! I'll have a 10 minute job but it would take me four hours to do it .The other three hours and fifty minute's I spend looking for the tool I was using or looking for some nut or screw that disappears into thin air   
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Re: MCI MC8 Steering Wheel Nut
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2018, 08:11:11 AM »
Never fails with me when I lose something small the wife always finds it in my pocket when she does my clothes
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