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I need to find the wiring specs for a distributor and coil on a 1980 International 404 engine. Can you help me? I have to choose a make and model, but they have nothing to do with what I am looking for.

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  • bruceemon May 11, 2010

    Send me the vin and correct make and I will get you a wiring diagram. If you're not sure of the exact make it could be a problem. If you don't have the vin for that truck I won't be able to tell where it was made.

  • yadayada
    yadayada May 11, 2010

    To old, sorry.

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Maybe this will help. I'm not sure what vehicle this is but I did a search and this is what I came up with..

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