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2.8mm spade terminals for early 80's connectors

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2.8mm spade terminals for early 80's connectors

#1 PostAuthor: Kwackman » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:58 pm

Hi,
I'm trying to replicate the wiring loom (without the "fixes" done previously) of an 82 Z400J.

I'm coming unstuck trying to locate female spade terminals for some of the connectors.
After a lot of help from Kojaycat via email yesterday, I learnt that the standard 2.8mm terminals will not fit the older unlatched connectors. (The "height" of the actual female bit of the old terminal is 2.0mm, on the standard 2.8mm terminal it's 2.5)
Kojaycat only do complete kits (male/female spades and connector blocks), but not the terminals on their own.
Does anyone know of a source of the terminals?

This is the connector block.
2.8mm pic 1.jpg

This is the old terminal (the tang was flattened when removed from block)
2.8mm pic 6.jpg

And the standard one
2.8mm pic 7.jpg


Thanks for any help.
Davy
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Re: 2.8mm spade terminals for early 80's connectors

#2 PostAuthor: Mick J » Wed Jun 13, 2018 8:45 pm

Hi Kwackman, try looking for Vehicle Wiring Products in Ilkeston on the internet. I have had many bits from them for many years. Pretty sure they will have what you need. Mick

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Re: 2.8mm spade terminals for early 80's connectors

#3 PostAuthor: needaz1100r » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:34 am

Or 12 volt planet.
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Re: 2.8mm spade terminals for early 80's connectors

#4 PostAuthor: needaz1100r » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:36 am

Cheers,



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Re: 2.8mm spade terminals for early 80's connectors

#5 PostAuthor: needaz1100r » Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:37 am

84p for a pack of 10, if it was me, I'd be buying 10 and trying them regardless of what the measurements say.
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Re: 2.8mm spade terminals for early 80's connectors

#6 PostAuthor: Kwackman » Fri Jun 15, 2018 12:22 pm

Thanks for the replies.
I emailed Vehicle Wiring Products (I've bought from them several times recently) and although helpful they don't have what I'm after.
I eventually tracked down a shop in USA that had them, and have ordered the little buggers.
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GXI 2752 are you out there?

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Re: 2.8mm spade terminals for early 80's connectors

#7 PostAuthor: Big Fluff » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:09 pm

Can't believe that. I've had 100s of 2.8mm terminals from them.

Also, have you not actually tried ebay
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Re: 2.8mm spade terminals for early 80's connectors

#8 PostAuthor: Kwackman » Sat Jun 16, 2018 7:29 pm

Big Fluff wrote:Can't believe that. I've had 100s of 2.8mm terminals from them.


I have many 2.8mm terminals from them, and others dealers too.
The issue is that there were two different sizes of female spades.
The smaller ones (which I think manufacturers stopped using in the mid 80s) are the illusive ones.
The ordinary sized ones are available from many sources, including eBay, but I'd rather buy from someone like Vehicle Wiring Services, or Kojaycat.
Kojaycat, to their credit, were very helpful with my enquiries and informed me about this earlier sized terminal, even though they weren't able to supply the terminals separately from the plugs.
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Re: 2.8mm spade terminals for early 80's connectors

#9 PostAuthor: Kwackman » Fri Jun 29, 2018 1:53 pm

In case it's useful to someone else, I got the correct terminals from "Vintage Connections" in USA.

http://vintageconnections.com/Products/Terminals

2.8mm Female Spade for Non-Latching Connectors are the ones.
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