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What would you to do; 79 930?

I own a US 79 930 but has a nice running 80 930 motor in it. I was recently approached from my mechanic that he had a Euro 79 930 motor for sale. He's willing to take my motor and some cash to make the swap.

Would it make sense to get the correct year engine even though the motor is a Euro as my car was US delivered? The cash swap is not significant but how would you value the 79 vs 80 motor for my car?

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I would argue that it may be unimportant, because it still will not be matching number. (Engine number is not what it was born with)
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my friend just finished his 79 930 engine built by 911Design and crashed the car two day's after getting out of the shop. It's up for sale. If interested let me know. His parts and labor was 27K+, including the motor
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Would it makes sense to get a 79 motor instead of the 80 motor even though it's not numbers matching?
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no, not unless the other motor looks better and is in better mechanical and better running condition.
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no, not unless the other motor looks better and is in better mechanical and better running condition.
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I agree there's probably little-to-no benefit.

On a side note; make sure no one tries to tell you the `79 Euro engine is superior, as the `80 engine is ROW as well.
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You do not say if your '79 930 is RoW or something else.

Your '80 RoW motor is a Type 930.60. A '79 Row motor is also a 930.60, so nothing gained there.

If you have a '79 RoW body the only gain in the swap to a '79 RoW motor would be that the serial number would now start with the proper 1979 sequence of 679. But, then again, who knows, if you do the swap maybe you'll actually get lucky and land the matching serial number for your car. They made less than 900 '79 RoW 930 motors, so the odds of getting the right one are a lot better than winning the lottery!
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I have a US 1979 with a ROW 1980 motor in it. I was offered a ROW 1979 motor in an exchange.

Sorry it wasn't clear in my original post.

Does it makes sense to put a ROW motor into a US body? Same year.
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Does it makes sense to put a ROW motor into a US body? Same year.
You have a North American '79 930. If you put a '79 RoW motor in it will still be a Type 930.60. The NA '79 930's had Type 930.63 (California emissions) or Type 930.64 (49 State emission) motors. Can't see what you would gain other than being able to say you have a 1979 930 motor. Sorry.
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There is zero difference between a 1979 ROW engine and a 1980 ROW engine. You gain nothing unless the '79 is in better condition. The type numbers and serial numbers of the '79 ROW will still not be correct for your chassis.
Why does this mechanic want you '80 ROW engine? He needs to pay you if he needs your specific engine.
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