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Distributor tach connector – what the flip?!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by 77Jimmy, Sep 27, 2002.

  1. 77Jimmy

    77Jimmy 1/2 ton status

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    I have a Delco-Remy distributor on my rig. Am trying to hook up a Sun tach. My problem is that I don’t have a connector that will fit in the Tach slot on the distributor. Here’s a couple of pics of what the connector that goes into the slot next to the Tach slot on the distributor looks like…I’m assuming the Tach connector needs to look the same.

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    I have been to Advance Auto Parts, PepGirls, NAPA, GMC dealer and have called 1800ACDELCO as well as Delco-Remy and no one seems to know what kind of connector I need. The guy at 1800ACDELCO seemed to kind of know what I was talking about and told me I all I needed was female connector to slide up there.

    Anyone seen a connector like this? Any recommendations?

    Thanks!
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    i use just a normal female wiering conector on mine and have no problems /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    dyeager535 1 ton status Premium Member

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    Yeah I think the tach connector difference is that the "key" is different than the ign lead, so that you can't reverse them. If you want to get a locking one, just go the local 'yards, find the nearest pile of '74-80 something Camaro's, and clip the tach lead off of one of them.

    Be careful with the locking clip (which your ign wire is missing too : ) as they are brittle by this time in their life, and like to break.
     
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    tRustyK5 Big meanie Staff Member Super Moderator GMOTM Winner Author

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    I used a generic female spade connector...it's never fallen off.

    Rene
     
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    TWISTEDJACK 1/2 ton status GMOTM Winner

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    Re: Distributor tach connector – what the flip?!

    Same here, just your standard female connector works. or
    you can spend $8 and get one from summit. I prefer the ones
    that cost $.10 from any parts store.
     
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    Re: Distributor tach connector – what the flip?!

    I have a regular female spade connector. It has come off a few times but that was in water and some rough hill climbs but then I pinched the connector tighter and never had a prob since
     
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    Thanks for the help! /forums/images/icons/grin.gif
    My only problem will be actually getting that female connector up into that slot. The connector you see in the pics actually goes up into (not in from the side) the slot about 3/4 of the way. A small mirror should help me see what the situation is w/ that slot.
     
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    mudhog THEGAME Staff Member Super Moderator

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    thats what i said lol /forums/images/icons/smile.gif
     
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    Re: Distributor tach connector – what the flip?!

    Use the force Luke. hehehehe. It's not that bad. Spade on mine. Factory clip on the wifes...to bad her factory tack is a little optimistic. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif it reads about 6800 going down the hwy. One of my buds noticed that and freaked. Though I was in second gear doing 80. In reality I was turning about 3200. Engine off it reads 1500.
     
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    Re: Distributor tach connector – what the flip?!

    it is hard to stick it in but just keep trying and it'll hit. I used a little mechanics mirror the first time but generall just keep working at it till it goes.
     
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    QUOTE OF THE DAY!!!!! ROFLMAO!!!!!!!!!

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    it is hard to stick it in but just keep trying and it'll hit. I used a little mechanics mirror the first time but generall just keep working at it till it goes.


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