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    It let others explain where the engine number is located but I still hope that you've got the original engine.

    A 70S is a great model (even if there isn't really a bad one when it comes to early 911s).

    Do you have a picture of the paint plate, on the driver's side door post?
    This could let us know what the original color was.

    Next question will be the extent of the front modification of the car.

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    I wish I was your neighbor and you invited me to Thanksgiving dinner with your Dad.

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    Perhaps the hinge, circled in yellow, will give a clue to original color? but I think some early 70 cars had black hinges.

    And interesting to see the plastic relay cover in 1970. (Circled in green)
    I thought they showed up after Dec1971 (with the smaller plastic, used only about 6 months, with slots for two large round thumb screws)
    There was a tab welded onto the body in that area, for the top screw.
    Perhaps the 'S' got these covers a year before the 'T'.
    maybe this was a European car thing. I saw one on the 70 McQueen car.
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    It certainly looks like you've still got the original S engine (which would be terrific). To be sure, you need to find the engine number stamping (right side of the fan, should be something like *61xxxxx*, and run it past someone who can check the chassis/engine number combination, for example member davep. (It might be better to not share the engine number publicly because the combination might be misused by someone in the future.)

    By the way, that engine should be thoroughly checked and preferably taken apart before you attempt to start it (as said before). It's puzzling why you don't have the matching tachometer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by frederik View Post
    It certainly looks like you've still got the original S engine (which would be terrific). To be sure, you need to find the engine number stamping (right side of the fan, should be something like *61xxxxx*, and run it past someone who can check the chassis/engine number combination, for example member davep. (It might be better to not share the engine number publicly because the combination might be misused by someone in the future.)

    By the way, that engine should be thoroughly checked and preferably taken apart before you attempt to start it (as said before). It's puzzling why you don't have the matching tachometer.
    Pure speculation on my part but I’m guessing when the car was imported to the US they swapped it out to a US tach
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    Tachometer is from a 911 T. Speedo is from a 912. Your engine number should start with 630…..
    Engine appears to be correct at first glance. What does the Paint code say in the drivers door jam?
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    Nasty chicken ... i strongly suggest you put that link that Scott A gave you for your 70 S on a thumb drive and save it...
    not all early cars are painted and detailed the same way, even within a model year run there can be changes.
    Scotts link is a wonderful Thanks giving gift for your cars build

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    Paint code, engine code.

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    I believe that paint tag is for Light Yellow - very cool
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