And the car lives! Got the ICM swapped over last night from a spare distributor, and it fired up at first turn of the screw driver. Idled a little rough for the first few seconds, which I'm attributing to having a little extra fuel in the cylinders or something. As soon as it got over its initial sputter, purred like a kitten, and drove like a champ up to my local Lowes. I now have what I need to re-assemble the rest of the interior, which will be today's project.
Yeh, totally, was a mixed bag of pissed off and "wtf do I do now" kinda thing. I was pressed for time, and my nerves were already shot from the drive down (driving a Toyota Yaris on the interstate with two older German women as passengers was enough to earn a drink). Its scary how easy it was to "jack my own car", and did so in a way that I'm completely able to re-assemble with only having to use two new screws I acquired. I'll admit, had to phone a friend to get some better clues on how to do it, but took me maybe half an hour?im cracking up imagining myself in a situation like that and how furious i would be. at least you were resourceful enough to jack your own car haha.