I have been told that if it was used by Greyhound, the fuel cap will twist about 1/4 turn to open, If not used by Greyhound, you lift the overcenter lever to open the fuel cap. I know my MC-8 started as a Greyhound, I have a copy of the original build order from MCI, showing that it was delivered to Greyhound East on 11/3/73. It has the twist stryle fuel cap. Best bet is to post the serial & unit number on here. Good luck, Jack
Are you suggesting that maybe a Trailways or other if not Greyhound?
Mine does not have a twist style but has the pull center lever type fuel cap, I also don't have stickers in the bays.
Here are the ways to tell if it's s ex Hound.
Do you have to turn on the chime and step light to crank he bus?
Is there a in station air conditioning door located on the left side of the coach down below the 1st passenger window the door is 6"X6" approx size?
Does it have the aux fuel tank in the fwd baggage bin?
In each baggage bin look for loading decals yellow and white in color?
Is there a small electrical cover door above the steering compartment for in station lighting?
Roll the destination sign through from one end to the other does it have America on it ?
Also open the lavatory door and look to your right about knee height and there is a access door to clean out the paper waste basket look on the wall facing the side of rear seat and with a strong flash light see if the US Department of Sanitation sticker is in place it will tell you who bought the bus new from MCI/TMC.
Now if it has a 4 speed non automatic transmission it's not a ex hound all hound MCI's after some of the last MC-7's were automatic transmissions.
I'm no pro by any means so a few questions:
I thought the chime and step light were commonly overridden?
Also thought the in-stations air and power were options that not all buses were equipped with?
I was also under the impression that not all got the aux tanks?
I really don't know the history of my bus though I know it was used to carry people, lot's of people judging by the trash found under the floors. I don't have any aux power or air connections. No aux tank and I can start it without chime or step light though by now that means nothing.
If anyone can help me find the history on mine too I'd really appreciate it.