Wow, thanks Major for your input. at least I now have a direction.
I'm in Jasper, TN about 20 some miles west Of Chatt. I thought about
the fuel pump, that's why I tried the starting fluid. I figured it would
run on the little bit of spray, all it did was POP. Will definietly follow up
on the paperclip diagnostics. My biggest unknown with an engine swap
is the electronics. How critical is the "brain box" and the wiring loom
already in the car? And does this motor have to drop out from the
bottom in a swap?
Don't mean to sound ignorant but this is totally new for me. I do have
a line on a 97' engine (3.0) but the intake is screwed up. From what I've
read, there was a change in 96' on intakes nd mine wouldn't fit.
Also, I dumped bout $600 into the A/C
before the car bit the dust. That's
another reason I don't want to give up on it.