sorry if i didn't have enough detail in my original post (had my wife type it while i was working on something, didn't double check what i said out loud)...
when the car wasn't starting, it was still crankin like mad. i mean, the starter was movin that thing fastttt. it really sounded like the only thing missing was gas. i didn't think it was too likely, but i'm not too familiar with this car yet - but if the pump was at the back of the tank, is it possible that i just had the car at such an angle that no gas was at the pump?
i really don't think that has anything to do with it, but it'* about all i could think up, other than some random will never-happen-again-issue...
96 LeSabre (L36)
95 Olds LSS (L67)