Sorry for gloom report this morning. Things are looking up.
Found out truck has this little switch up under dashboard that shuts off fuel pump in case of a crash....
if you have a Ford Ranger from last ten years, familiarize yourself with the "Inertia switch" . It is on inside firewall , passenger side, adjacent righthand kick panel, behind top right corner of floor mat.. It has a little red button on top that must be pushed down. And make sure the connector on bottom is pushed completely up until the little latch "clicks".
If it won't start after carrying a very large passenger who needs more legroom than a Ranger can provide, check that switch. Seems a size 11 foot can dislodge the wires or trip the switch ....
Got distributor cap off "Babe" the Big Blue Oldsmobile. It is coated inside with white powder which i believe went conductive in yesterday's high humidity. Car is nineteen years old and this is first hiccup so bought her new wires, cap, plugs - the works, she's earned it.
Hope it's warmer tomorrow !
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