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« on: May 18, 2011, 03:23:26 PM »

I'm going to go look at a 1976 MCI MC8. Can any one tell me the history? Unit # is 1327
Or do you need more info
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« Reply #1 on: May 21, 2011, 04:03:32 AM »

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« Reply #2 on: May 21, 2011, 07:25:36 AM »

need more info.  All of the unit numbers that are listed are 5 digits.  Google MCI Delivery List and you can search for it.
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« Reply #3 on: May 21, 2011, 07:34:06 AM »

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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2011, 09:27:26 AM »

I will see the bus next week. All the the Vin # that I have been able to find for MC8 are 5 digits but checked at dmv and that's the number it is registered under. So not sure what to think. Thought some one here had an answer for that. As for the other replies Bump? Does that mean you don't like my Question or you want me bumped off the form?
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2011, 09:36:44 AM »

The Bump is to "bump" it back to the top of the list

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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2011, 11:44:03 AM »

the unit number would be a 5 digit number, the serial number would be a 6 digit number starting with the letter "S".  when serial numbers rolled past "9999" MCI added the "S" to the front, making it a 6 digit number.  there are no 5 digit vin numbers among the 8's. Just a few of the very first 8's had 4 digit vin's, the rest were 6 digit.
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« Reply #7 on: May 21, 2011, 06:40:55 PM »

My apology to Tom y for being so rude when you where just trying to help. I'm not up to date on all the language. will look for a plate with the vin and unit # when I go see the bus.
Again thanks for all your help and putting up with and old man that understands motors bether than people
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« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2011, 06:34:39 AM »

My apology to Tom y for being so rude when you where just trying to help. I'm not up to date on all the language. will look for a plate with the vin and unit # when I go see the bus.
Again thanks for all your help and putting up with and old man that understands motors bether than people


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« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2011, 01:21:25 PM »

OK FWIW there were MCI's that only had a 4 digit VIN! (as Frank, he can tell ya all about the 4 digit VIN that doesn't exist that his bus has! Wink )

Kevin,
CK the VIN plate about the driver seat. Also the # is stamped in the back of the bus in the radiator compartment. IIRC it's on the back wall under the surge tank.
Also look behind the front bumper beside the spare tire opening upper right hand corner when looking at it.

Good luck and keep us posted!
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« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2011, 02:02:14 PM »

The 5 series all have 4 digit vins, same with the 6.  The 7 series mostly had 4 digits but towards the end added more. A very few of the first 8's had 4 digit vins but most are longer.  The gal at the DMV in Az. that did the out of state inspection  on my 5A had never seen a 4 digit vin before. Grin
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« Reply #11 on: May 22, 2011, 02:38:39 PM »

i think the issue was not wether or not there was a 4 digit vin, but was there a 4 digit unit number. The op listed a 4 digit unit number.  All the 8's had 5 digit unit numbers, and a few 4 digit vins, with most of them being 6 digit vins.  there were many many 4 digit vins prior to the 8's.  you would have to go back to the 5's or prior to find 4 digit unit numbers however.
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« Reply #12 on: May 22, 2011, 04:27:12 PM »

i think the issue was not wether or not there was a 4 digit vin, but was there a 4 digit unit number. The op listed a 4 digit unit number.  All the 8's had 5 digit unit numbers, and a few 4 digit vins, with most of them being 6 digit vins.  there were many many 4 digit vins prior to the 8's.  you would have to go back to the 5's or prior to find 4 digit unit numbers however.

I believe if you check with "Frank" aka Slowrider you will find that his "8" also had a 4 digit UNIT # as well as the VIN! (I could be wrong, my memory ain't as long as it used to be!)
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« Reply #13 on: May 22, 2011, 05:19:07 PM »

After taking a closer look i see i was wrong and  not all of the 5's had a 4 digit vin.  Some of the early ones had a 3 digit vin.  Grin
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« Reply #14 on: May 22, 2011, 09:41:43 PM »

I have a 76 TMC 8 with a 4 digit vin and a T 5 digit unit number
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