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Date: Mon, 24 Jul 2000 15:28:38
Subject: Re: ISO 9001,..
From: Hans Hartman
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Hi,
At 10:08 24-7-00 -0700, Marko wrote:
>>Does this certificate really help? I think it's yet another way for nogoods
>>to make money. These certificats do cost a lot of money, and do not really
>>add anything to an organisation IMHO.

>The good thing is that the company is under "surveilance" by an independent
>commission which can examine the production process without warning at any
>given time and if there's something wrong, they can always take away the
>certificate (a very bad thing for corporate reputation :-). So this

I wonder if that's really going to work that way.
The way I see it now, a third party (a COMMERCIAL party) makes a report on
the work and cash flow of a company, the company involved pays for this.
Then this report is sent to a committee to evaluate the report, and they
decide whether or not this company is going to get this certificate.
No member of this committee will check the company involved out personally,
and I doubt they will really, because this must be a month work at least.
So if you have the right company who makes the report, and you pay them
well, you're bound to get this certificate..

>forget about exporting. But IMHO if Tomos manufactures parts good enough for
>BMW and along with that entire Sachs moped engine line, there's no logical
>reason why they couldn't make a good moped. After all, they are in the

No one dares to say Tomos makes crappy products..
Which parts do they produce for Sachs? The Sachs two-wheel division was
sold to S-ram in 1996.
This company did not sell any moped parts up until now, who manufactures
these Sachs mopeds?

>>If we replace the twisted exhaust with a normal one on the new type Tomos,
>>they run 60 Km/h easy.
> >Yes, that's the speed the automatic moped series were designed for, which
>was before the speed limit went from 60 to 50 km/h on the domestic market.
>If I remember correctly, the first A3 models originally had the shorter
>exhaust manifold. BTW, do you only replace the manifold or the expansion
>chamber and/or muffler also?

I never have changed the manifold, I like the one used now too much.
The carburettor was terrible to access on the old models with the short
manifold.
In my opinion, the optimal tune-up would be an old manifold, new reed valve
and the old straight exhaust pipe used in the 70's which now is made in
Portugal (Jamarcol)
To be honest, I must mention that I never swapped reed-valves between
different models..

Cheers,

Hans Hartman

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