In the Metric part of the world, ISO means a lot of things.
First the specifications on nuts, bolts etc. like head size
for a specific diameter thread. German DIN standards are
often similar. There's also ISO 9000 quality certification
for companies. Every process in the manufacturing chain
must be documented in a manual to maintain a quality
level on the work/products. ISO is in a way something
like what SAE is to Americans.
Patrick J. Horne wrote:
> ISO stands for International Standards Organization. I went to their web
> but couldn't verify what I thought they did! Mu understanding is that ISO,
> in our roadsters, refers to hardware, specifically, the bolt and screw sizes.
> I believe that ISO (on our roadsters) can be thought of as "metric".
> Years ago there were many thread pitch/diameter combinations that were only
> made by one company or another. An example of this is the carb cover screws
> on my 67.5 1600! ISO standardized the combinations that we see almost
> every where these days. ISO hardware, I believe can be recognized on screws,
> at least by the indented "dot" on the head of the screw.
> If anyone believes me to be off base I'm sure they will speak up!
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