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Shaunie13/12/2016 21:03:36
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img_2005.jpgimg_2004.jpgA friend of mine bought a used Laser from a model shop recently. Perhaps you could identify it for him Jon? It's fitted with a 14x7 at the moment.

Shaunie.

Gary Manuel13/12/2016 21:09:20
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Not sure whether you've realised Shaunie, but the scratched mark is a UK Post Code in Bexhill-on-Sea.

Peter Miller13/12/2016 21:21:46
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The letters n the lugs should be the original buyers initials

Percy Verance13/12/2016 21:36:48
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Well it appears to have been built in 2001. And the EDD may well be the original buyers initials, but that need not necessarily be the case. I think you could request whatever letters you wanted, within reason...... If you made no such request, then you got your initials. I certainly wouldn't want to scratch my Lasers like that. The previous owner must have been a bit paranoid about having it nicked......... 

It's a bit difficult to tell exactly which Laser it is from the pic. Jon from Laser may well know though. It's a guess, but from the size of the thumb I'll have a punt at it being an .80.

 

 

 

Edited By Percy Verance on 13/12/2016 21:58:52

Denis Watkins13/12/2016 21:51:40
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I did own a 61 like that but sold years ago to a guy that pushed me to sell.

Shaunie13/12/2016 21:53:00
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Yes, I'm aware that's a postcode. I believe he bought it from SMC, so that would make sense.

I was aware about the initials but didn't know about the he production year stamp though.

Shaunie.

Shaunie13/12/2016 21:55:15
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I've got big thumbs!

Shaunie.

Percy Verance13/12/2016 21:57:22
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Yes Shaunie, the build year followed the same pattern as car registrations. A bloke called Neil told me that. smiley

No idea if it's still done this way though. Not bought a Laser for a year or two........

Something else you may not know Shaunie. Despite all the various capacities of Laser available, I remember reading that there are just two sizes of piston. 

Edited By Percy Verance on 13/12/2016 22:01:21

Scott Edwards 213/12/2016 23:24:15
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I think the 'year stamp' varied a bit, sometimes the actual year, and sometimes the car registration letter or number.

That engine has 12 cooling fins, so my guess is a Laser 100 made in 2001 ?
Bob Cotsford13/12/2016 23:26:21
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I'm sure Jon will be along to confirm, I believe from the mid-90s-ish there was a single number indicating the year - 7, 8, 9. From 2000 or 2001 it became two numbers signifying the year - 01, 02 etc up to 16, so the photo shows a 2001 unit.

For sizing you could compare yours with the photos Gordon Whitehead compiled.

I've just been through this checking a '3 year old' 100 engine that turns out to be 7 years old!

Jon - Laser Engines14/12/2016 00:11:53
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Posted by Scott Edwards 2 on 13/12/2016 23:24:15:


That engine has 12 cooling fins, so my guess is a Laser 100 made in 2001 ?

Give that man a cookie, he has hit the nail on the head

Shaunie14/12/2016 21:15:19
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Thank you all for your advice, I will pass the info on. As I do not yet own a Laser, I made several attempts over the evening (it was club night) to steal it but he was watching it like a hawk 😎

Shaunie

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