Re: Sanity check- is the TM500 interface spacing .150" or .156"?
Fractional inches figures so heavily in so much of older UStoggle quoted messageShow quoted text
engineering, that I am sure that it was really 5/32".
0.156" is simply 5/32" to 3 significant figures.
A milling machine from the era when these connectors were
designed would find it impossible to reliably cut the 0.00025"
residue between a 3 sig figs approximation, and the 5/32"
That is why tolerances exist on all engineering drawings.
Your apocryphal British engineer is full of stuff. Given
enough time and money, anyone could cut that residual
difference, but to do so, with real world machines from the
era when Briton still tried to make motorcycles, would be a
waste of that money.
Albert Otten wrote:
I once assumed that a clutch roller length, specified as 0.236" (5.9944 mm), was 6 mm. Totally wrong! This was the reprimand by a respected British motorcycle technician: