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Trying to find correct distributor for (experts tell me)what we think is a 1952 TO20. A Delco rebuilt sent does not fit. It has a cam around the "shaft", whereas mine is smooth all the way. Maybe it isn't a TO20, maybe it's a TE 20. What distinguishes the one from the other? I was told that the location of the oil filter (on bottom of oil pan), and connection of gear box to body (separate and with 2 bolts for removing)makes it a TO, not a TE. Any other distinctions? And how can I find the correct distributor?

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I love digging into stuff like this, but I'm out of time here. I'm forwarding something that might help a little. If you can obtain your serial number, this link is a chart to help identify year and origin. TE/TEA20s were built in Coventry, UK and all TO-20s were built in Detroit, USA
I'm interested in your serial number if you can send it in a reply... with that, I'll do some more looking.

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