Author Topic: MCI 9 steering wheel spline  (Read 2975 times)

Offline jdr

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MCI 9 steering wheel spline
« on: February 16, 2007, 01:10:59 PM »
 If I remember correctly someone posted a long time ago there was more than one steering wheel that fit MCI 9's {two different spline shafts for the steering wheel hub}. Does anyone know for sure what fits a 1980 MCI 9. I sure hate to spend a lot of time and find out what I'm going to do isn't going to work. Thanks.

Offline H3Jim

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Re: MCI 9 steering wheel spline
« Reply #1 on: February 16, 2007, 01:16:24 PM »
What is it you want to do?

VIP sells one wheel, one size fits all.  They make different spline inserts for (almost) all coaches and trucks.
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Re: MCI 9 steering wheel spline
« Reply #2 on: February 16, 2007, 02:35:54 PM »
You can pull the center cap and measure with a tape. My 80 MCI is bigger than a Freightliner and a Gilig and they are bigger than a 97 Ford 9000.  Tom Y
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Offline Hartley

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Re: MCI 9 steering wheel spline
« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2007, 05:51:52 AM »
My 1983 NJT MC9 has a 1 inch 36 spline shaft on the stock wheel. If that helps.

I ordered my wheel from VIP and they didn't offer an adapter kit, they built the wheel
with the hub attached permanently. It's much better if you get a measurement and tell
them the exact diameter you need.

Most are 36 spline but not all are 1 inch shaft.
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Offline TomC

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Re: MCI 9 steering wheel spline
« Reply #4 on: February 17, 2007, 09:24:18 AM »
At least they didn't do what both International and Freightliner did on the medium size trucks.  They both switched to a 72 spline shaft for the steering wheel.   VIP now makes a grand total of two steering wheels that don't look much different than stock.  Use VIP since they are approved for commercial duty.  Good Luck, TomC
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Offline jdr

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Re: MCI 9 steering wheel spline
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2007, 09:39:33 PM »
Thanks guys, I have a spare wheel 1" x 36 spline that I am stripping all the plastic off of. I will then make a wood rim for it but didn't want to go to all the work and find out it doesn't fit. I can't check it now because there is about 2000 miles between me and my bus.

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Re: MCI 9 steering wheel spline
« Reply #6 on: February 18, 2007, 03:10:29 PM »
JDR, I looked at my 80 5C wheel and it is bigger than 1 inch. The threads are 1 inch and I think the wheel hub is 1.065. It is in a shed, so if you need I will get an better measurment. Would hate to see you do a wheel that would not fit.  Tom Y
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Re: MCI 9 steering wheel spline
« Reply #7 on: February 18, 2007, 05:15:28 PM »
Dr Dave, Do you mind giving out the VIP steering wheel model number for the 83 NJT MCI9 you ordered?
Thanks
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