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Porsche scripts

#1 Post by John Wurner » Sun Jan 23, 2022 3:24 pm

What were the years these scripts were used? Top one is
10 1/2", five pins, R on back, others two are 8 1/2" three pin R on back.
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#2 Post by brock tuffli » Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:21 pm

My early B has the 10.5 inch on the rear and has the 8 inch one on the front between the bumper and the hood

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#3 Post by Jan Kolm » Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:35 pm

The 10 1/2-inch script is on the rear of T5s; the shorter scripts are 356A and possibly earlier.

Not sure about the early T5 front script; the T5 parts book only lists the longer script for the rear. The prototype T5 pictured in the manuals has the shorter script, so Brock is probably correct.
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#4 Post by John Wurner » Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:44 pm

Thanks, Guys.

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#5 Post by Doug McDonnell » Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:01 pm

John Per Jon Bunin the front script on the single mount B's was the longer script same as back. A script was shorter. "#13 Post by Jon Bunin » Sat Sep 27, 2014 11:58 pm

Larry Wilson wrote:
Jon, your statement is not correct. 356B cars produced as a 1960 model-year car did carry-over the the A model "PORSCHE" script on its nose.
Larry, my statement is correct.
Front scripts on early B models were the 26 cm B version, not the 21 cm A version."
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#6 Post by Doug McDonnell » Tue Jan 25, 2022 12:21 pm

Jan Kolm wrote:
Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:35 pm
The 10 1/2-inch script is on the rear of T5s; the shorter scripts are 356A and possibly earlier.

Not sure about the early T5 front script; the T5 parts book only lists the longer script for the rear. The prototype T5 pictured in the manuals has the shorter script, so Brock is probably correct.
Most of those pictures were airbrushed Jan. There is one even that if you look closely the front Porsche emblem is backwards!
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#7 Post by brock tuffli » Tue Jan 25, 2022 1:41 pm

Here is what came with my car. Note that i said with and not on. (Although the holes do line up.). I have a early roadster build in late 1959. (86958)
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#8 Post by Jon Bunin » Tue Jan 25, 2022 2:12 pm

Jan Kolm wrote:
Sun Jan 23, 2022 4:35 pm
Not sure about the early T5 front script...
Here's a good view of an early T5 front script, from the March 1960 issue of Road & Track.
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