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I am doing a bunch of re-wiring on my GT. Keith Wilford just shakes his head when he sees what I'm doing as I'm not leaving much in stock condition. Anyway, I digress. . .

I was looking for the brass inserts for the six position connectors that are found under the dash, so I could replace a few (well ok, most) of the wires without having to put a splice into the wire or soldering onto a used connector.

Low and behold, they are available at Digikey via mail order and are cheap. See:

Male tab inserts:

www.digikey.com/scripts/us/dksus.dll?PName?Name=A27922CT-ND

Female receptacle inserts:

www.digikey.com/scripts/us/dksus.dll?PName?Name=A27935CT-ND

They also have the six circuit nylon blocks that the connectors go into. There are not quite the same as the GT ones, but are close enough that if you replace both sides that nobody would be the wiser:

www.digikey.com/scripts/us/dksus.dll?PName?Name=A27931-ND
and www.digikey.com/scripts/us/dksus.dll?PName?Name=A27932-ND

From the above you can pick off the manufacturer (AMP/Tyco) part numbers and source them locally if you want as well.

For the Canadians amongst us, these are also available from the Canadian Digikey website priced in Canadian $$ with no hassles with shipping or duties. Mine were delivered in an unbelievable 16.5 hours from when I placed the order on the web 'till the delivery guy knocked on my door. Pretty good considering the order was put together, the parts traveled 1800km and crossed a border in that time!

I Hope this helps somebody who is trying to upgrade or fix their electrical system.
 

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Does anyone have any proven method of cleaning brass female connectors?
Coke?
 

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Vinegar

Paul, Vinegar and Scotchbright or vinegar and brass or tooth brush I use all the time. I agree, the Amp/Tyco male and female terminal lug inserts are GREAT: There is a special crimping tool just for them, I have one but don't remember where I bought it or its name. Digikey tech can tell you though

JJ
 

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I have also used "Tabasco" sauce and just dipped them in it overnight. Try it on a old penny and see what it does. :D Jarrell
 

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pull my chain

Soybean,

You're not just pullin' my chain are you? I am going to go soak a penny in
tobasco sauce right now--maybe the discovery of the Century.

All I have is their Habanero (super hot stuff) maybe it'll work 2x as fast.
 

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Doing the electrical mods on Willit?, I used RadShak, male/female spade lugs, took off the plastic sleeving and soldered new wires in the lugs, using shrink sleeve to insulate them. After a major problem with my motorhome dying on I-5 during rush hour, because of a lousy wire crimping job, I never crimp wires anymore.
 

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Jarrell is right, just about any tomato based product will clean copper. I've used this trick for years. I've even cleaned the copper distributor posts this way. However, you have to clean off the residue.
 

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taco bell sauce........just think what it does to your stomach
 

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The acid in the sauce or a little brasso will clear the tarnish. Better than brushing, since most all connectors are plated and not solid. That wire brush will take you down to steel, and then you've got a connection that will rust/oxidize.
 

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azopelnut said:
Does anyone have any proven method of cleaning brass female connectors?
Coke?
You can't clean them properly, I squeze the roundings a bit with a plyer, so that the gap is a little smaller and you realy have to push in the male lug, so that they clean them selfs
 

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2 Fast 4 U said:
I squeze the roundings a bit with a plyer, so that the gap is a little smaller and you realy have to push in the male lug, so that they clean them selfs
I've got a pair of needle nose pliers I picked up during my many mech careers that are designed to do just that. There is a couple of grooves in the jaws that match the end of the female terminals perfectly, just squeeze the pliers tight and the terminals are adjusted to original.
 

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Tarn-X works great for the brass connectors too. I dropped the GT fuse block into a small tupperware-like container and added enough to cover the connections. The next day all the connections looked nearly new. Just take everything apart and soak it.

Todd
 
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