When did the "S" become a Laser?

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Re: When did the "S" become a Laser?

Post by nigecapri » Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:19 pm

I used to have a book on Capris that iirc said that the S suspension was very slightly uprated from standard pinto specs. I lent the book to the guy I got the black S from & he lost it - or his wifey binned it.
Not in any way biased here but the S in black was/is always the best for bodywork. When a customer ordered one in black the factory QC bloke (I'm confident it would not have been a woman) checked the available white cars, picked out the one with the best paint finish & sent it back through to be resprayed in black. Only the transmission tunnel underneath was left white.
Both mine have single leaves under the back.

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Re: When did the "S" become a Laser?

Post by Major_Tom » Fri Mar 06, 2020 10:46 am

Oh its a joke isnt it.. when did the S become a Laser?

In the multileaf spring of 1984.
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Re: When did the "S" become a Laser?

Post by Paul G » Fri Mar 06, 2020 11:05 am

Confession time - I was wrong. Just looked under mine and that's got single leafs as well!

Funny really as my 1981 3.0 S has multi -leaves but I hasten to add that will not be for much longer.

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Re: When did the "S" become a Laser?

Post by Arnoldhar » Fri Mar 06, 2020 6:55 pm

nigecapri wrote:
Thu Mar 05, 2020 5:19 pm
I used to have a book on Capris that iirc said that the S suspension was very slightly uprated from standard pinto specs. I lent the book to the guy I got the black S from & he lost it - or his wifey binned it.
Not in any way biased here but the S in black was/is always the best for bodywork. When a customer ordered one in black the factory QC bloke (I'm confident it would not have been a woman) checked the available white cars, picked out the one with the best paint finish & sent it back through to be resprayed in black. Only the transmission tunnel underneath was left white.
Both mine have single leaves under the back.
I believe that to be true about a black ordered S, back in late 78 you could only get a black mk3 as an S when I had mine Soda blasted under the bonnet and underside the guy said to me was this car white once, and the leaf springs were up rated as I ordered new ones years ago and again they were a special order

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