Well yesterday on the way to work the midget let me down... was going 60-65 when I noticed the engine started spuddering and the spuddering got worse and the speed dropped... since I was only 3 miles from work I kept hoping it would make it, but no such luck. I pulled over, turned the car off, and it would no longer start again, just crank. got it home, and that night it started, but with difficulty, and only ran about a minute before dieing... wouldn't start at all today when I tried. I haven't looked into it all that much, but the fuel pump is not original, I know that much. essentially, all a engine needs is fuel air and spark... air is a given, and it seems like if it was a spark issue it would have just died, not slowly died.