Well I am back and just now able to post these authentic photos of factory originals for you all to observe. I will be posting some photos of OEM distributors below.
I will not disclose what I know on how to determine the fakes from the originals but if you study these you will at least have an idea of what you are looking at.
I hope it helps the good guys out without educating those that would fake them and pass them off as OEM.
I truly feel bad for the guy who gets one of the fakes and is caught up in the middle thinking it is an OEM.
If I have crossed anyone in this boat please accept my apologies as you are an innocent by stander and a victim of this as well.
BTW you should know these terms and acronyms... which are sometimes incorrectly used... ( all in the name of $$$) sheezzz
OEM = Original Equipment Manufacture - the part made by the factory and or factory supplier.
NOS = New Old Stock (of OEM) - means the left over extras the factory and factory suppliers made... not new reproduction stuff.
Restored = means an OEM part brought back to new condition without changing its original integrity.
Re-manufactured = can only mean that it was an original part made into something else and disclosed as such.
Reproduction = means a newly made part similar to the OEM and often not exact do to copy right laws or lost manufacturing techniques, etc..
Fake = is a part that is not an OEM part being passed as such. Usually due to mucho $$$$$ and greed. These are the folks who hurt the hobby.