The Delfi pins used on these tractors are easy compared to most. Just about every brand and style of connector has its own pin extractors. I have a drawer full of them and still run into something different with just about everything I fiddle with. A particular auto-pilot system that was very popular actually had two connectors that had 36 pins each, all connected to a 3" instrument. The male and females each required separate extractors and they loomed together in a very short harness under the instrument panel. Now, somebody decided they wanted that instrument (stolen) and cut the harness right next to the instrument. Over 70 wires. They couldn't figure out how to release the connector I guess. I spent over a month upside down under that panel repairing that harness and installing those barrel pins.I am intimitely familiar with replacing pins/sockets in connectors, almost all connectors are repairable. You can buy the individual pins/sockets from electrical supply places such as Digi-Key or Mouser. The big trick is learning how to release the pin in the housing.
Don't put them on eBay. You'll get half of what they sell for and the buyer will pay double for them. Best bet. Sell them here. Just let us know when you post it.I think I have a pair of "vintage" one's. I should put 'em up for auction... 🤪
Another nice thing about the new rubber ones is that you can install them with out removing the connector.
You're worse than I am. Always looking for a different way to do things. I haven't gotten into the 3D thing yet but it does have possibilities for entertainment.I have a 3D printer and I just learned there is a new filament that allows us to print flexible gaskets, much like the rubber plug that is used for the hyd port. So, in theory, I could 'print' my own plugs (and maybe this filament comes in different colors?) and attach chain thereby making brand new vintage plugs and sell them here to finance my addiction?
Did you try the big box stores, TSC, Rural King, or local hardware stores?
Very true I didn't think about the extra butt connectors.OK, I have to ask? Why did you separate out the switch on closed frame tractors? They're all virtually the same with the only difference being the type of ignition. Just curious.
A note about those connector "repair kits". Those offered with wires are basically a new connector with wire leads already installed saving you the trouble of repinning the wire. But you end up with yet another butt splice in each wire. So now you have two questionable connections in an already troublesome circuit. I have found these pins on eBay (I know) for a reasonable price. I would recommend buying and repinning the existing wires over butt splices which can only lead to more problems in the future.
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