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« on: January 16, 2009, 04:15:30 PM »

I have a 102 in my driveway and am perplexed at the function of this device. The brass plugs are dead center just below the windscreen on about the same level as the wipers.

I've asked around a bit.  Some folks (no names mentioned) thought it was an attachment point for a moose lure.  The most plausible answer seemed to be it was a plug for where the door release would be on an MC8.

I tried removing it but the plug is 19/32 or some such, not a standard SAE or Metric wrench. 
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« Reply #1 on: January 16, 2009, 04:23:40 PM »

Could it be where an optional windshield washer may spray from?

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« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2009, 04:54:17 PM »

Port for airing up the coach?
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« Reply #3 on: January 16, 2009, 05:28:53 PM »

It is where the T handle for the door release was. Mine is steal there.102A3 1986
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« Reply #4 on: January 16, 2009, 05:32:05 PM »

Port for airing up the coach?

On this rig, the valve for emergency air to release the brakes is located in the bottom door which is the windshield washer fluid / horn compartment.  However I was concerned about it being air as well.  LoL. 
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« Reply #5 on: January 16, 2009, 06:39:58 PM »

Ever watch a Looney Toon's cartoon where the protagonist (Bugg's Bunny) looesns a single bolt on any vehicle (a bulldozer comes to mind) and the whole thing falls apart?  Well guess what you found!  Grin  From now on, that bolt shall be technically referred to as the "Bugg's Bolt".  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #6 on: January 16, 2009, 07:07:01 PM »

Matt, If You remove said plug and You hear a ticking sound start  run and be very,very scared.LOL John
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« Reply #7 on: January 16, 2009, 07:18:26 PM »

Ever watch a Looney Toon's cartoon where the protagonist (Bugg's Bunny) looesns a single bolt on any vehicle (a bulldozer comes to mind) and the whole thing falls apart?  Well guess what you found!  Grin  From now on, that bolt shall be technically referred to as the "Bugg's Bolt".  Roll Eyes

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« Reply #8 on: January 16, 2009, 08:48:40 PM »

Oh so that's the "Bus Bolt" I have heard being mentioned so much. I always wondered where it was, now I know! Wink
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« Reply #9 on: January 19, 2009, 12:48:40 AM »

Matt -

Does your MCI's front door open by a toggling a switch on the dashboard?

If so, the mystery of the "Bus Bolt" is now solved!

On the "A" series coaches that had a manually operated door mechanism, there was a "T" handle that came out thru that spot to release the mechanism from outside.  Similar to the plunger on the front of earlier MCIs (GMC's too, for that matter.)

FWIW & HTH. . .

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« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2009, 07:19:42 AM »

RJ, is it possible that the busbolt is a support device for the busnut inside?  John
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« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2009, 11:53:15 AM »

I'm with Busing, T handle for the door relaese. Mine has a big button , knob or what ever you want to call to to unlatch the door from th eoutside there, looks like your is plugged with that bolt.
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