Very well written Tony. Both informative and amusing! A rare combination in dry technical articles.
Mind you, I wish I had read all of that 2 weeks ago before my JPT bean can connector disintergrated when I looked sideways at it!
I solved my issue with a connector kit from EME in the US which was reasonably priced and arrived pretty quickly. I was surprised to see the array of airhead specific replacement items that they sell including the reman bean can and loom sections. Iím impressed.
Their connector kit is almost a direct swap, but not quite..... The included rubber insulating shroud is configured for 3 conductors side by side entering the rear of the shroud, whereas the wire coming from the bean can has the 3 wires in a single insulated wire, so I needed to modify this to fit my application, so itís not quite as pretty as the original installation which uses a single entry shroud.
The only contribution I would make to the article after my recent experience is that the wire bale clip on the JPT connector presses in to release the male connector, rather than lifting up. That might be different on the original connector though.