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I am definitely not in the experienced camp here - so I am sure others who are more knowledgable will chime in.
But, on my '67S, I have mechanical tensioners, which seems to be generally hated by many.
That said, many or most pre '68 cars here are with this setup for the reason you mention - keeping the stock look.

Both my original engine rebuilder and my current mechanic who has rebuilt many engines believe the mechanical (modified to be solid) is the way to go with the really early 911s. They both say that with a cover off adjustment every so often such as setup is fine. Since my car is only driven once per week I guess this isn't a problem.

I hope other posters will not shoot the messenger here, as I am only relaying views in my neck of the woods and I know your question touches on a topic that has reached a virtual religious zenith on these boards. You should also check out what the guys on the Early 911S board think in regards to impact on originality and value.
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