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Old 12-18-2006, 09:03 PM   #21
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That Pete was cobbled together by an outfit called Kingsley Coach http://www.kingsleycoach.com/

Your yellow knob looks like it might be intended to be turned -- what with the fluting to get "finger traction" on it. Sure has me stumped.
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:43 PM   #22
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That Pete was cobbled together by an outfit called Kingsley Coach http://www.kingsleycoach.com/

Your yellow knob looks like it might be intended to be turned -- what with the fluting to get "finger traction" on it. Sure has me stumped.
Cobbled together indeed! And me thinks I've heard of Kingsley Coach!

Now I just have to trace the air lines to that darn thing and figure out what the heck it for.
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:44 PM   #23
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it sure looks like the adjustment knob on an air pressure regulator the tower ring pulls up to lock it in place. what on the buss uses adjustable air pressure? doors, sanders, ?
Look in the graingers or mcmaster carr catalog at their air regulators and it will become clear as mud.
Thanks Paul... That's a great lead.
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Old 12-18-2006, 11:51 PM   #24
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I was able to trace an air line on Millicent by disconnecting the "likely suspect" and blowing into it. Sure enough, my breath scared off the dog that was sniffing at the other end. Not fool proof, but may help verify a line.
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Old 12-31-2006, 12:33 AM   #25
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Old 12-31-2006, 10:39 PM   #26
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Funny you should post in this thread today!

Today I figured out what my mysterious yellow knob is. I also figured out that it isn't an on/off switch either. Turns out the "push on", "pull off" writing on the knob refers to the lock function of the knob. When you pull it out you can rotate it, when you push it in it locks and won't rotate. So what the thing is is an air pressure regulator; once you get it set where you want you push in on the knob and there it stays.

And what air pressure does it regulate you ask (I know I did!)? The door! So I got both answer (about the knob and why the doors won't stay closed) at the same time. I cranked that knob all the way to the right and now you couldn't open the doors with a crowbar!. I'm still not certain why the door actuator has a pressure regulator but at least I know it does and the doors don't blow open now.

This regulator is in addition to the valve near the door that lets you bleed air pressure (from the actuator) altogether so that you can come and go by manually opening and closing the doors.
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Old 12-31-2006, 11:08 PM   #27
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So to sum up: The knob that was mentioned incidentially somewhere along the way,
turned out to be the answer to the original question! 2006 was a strange year indeed.
Now get under your bed before the bullets start falling thru the roof.
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Do you have a means of closing the doors from outside the bus? The only thing I can think of is that they would have that there so you could bleed off pressure and close the door, but still be able to open it. I dunno.....Congrats anyway. I know there can be much satisfaction in a small victory like that.
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There's a valve just above the door on the front overhead area that bleeds the air from the door actuator if you want to be able to open and close the doors by hand (there's even a cute little handle on the outside of the forward door for that).

The yellow knob is fairly close to the driver (just below knee level) and adjusts the air pressure rather than bleeds the system. All I can figure so far is that with the pressure really turned up the doors really close quickly; just the thing to take care of that kid that always gives you a bad time. Oops! I'm sorry...did those doors smack you in the rear? I can't believe they'd put a whole system in for that though!
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Probably installed to comply with some law that specifies either closing speed or force so that jr isn't damaged while misbehaving in the door/step area. The air pressure would be adjusted to compensate for friction in the linkage and weatherseal contact areas? just a guess.
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