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1983 Bronco full size with 351w installed. My distributor does not have a vacuum advance on it. It was made that way. It has an old Duraspark 1 box mounted on it. On the harness, someone cut the plug going from the wiring harness to the distributor. Is it okay to cut the plug off the distributor wire and splice it to the wiring harness? Nobody sells replacement plugs to connect the harness to the distributor

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Yes they do.
Also,you could cut one off, at salvage yard

Posted on Oct 01, 2010

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