I already disconnected the battery. There is nothing wrong with the starter. The engine rotates freely. I already tested the battery cables, they're fine.
I also separted the different positive leads at the battery terminal. The starter and alternator leads are fine. The short is in the power distrobution lead.
The car has a dead short when the ignition switch is in the "run" position.
I've isolated the short to be somewhere between the load side of the two 60 amp "ignition switch" fuses under the hood and ground.
With the ignition turned to "run" or "start" the ohmeter reads 1.6 ohms between the positive fuse bus and ground with these fuses plugged in. If I pull the fuses, there is mega ohms of resistance between the positive fuse buss and ground, as it should be.
I've tryed pulling every fuse, circuit breaker, and relay under the hood and under the dash trying to isolate the short further. I also tried wiggling all the underhood wiring I could get my hands on while watching the ohmeter to see if I had some bad wiring.
Currently I have pulled the steering wheel and am in the process of removing the ignition cylinder. I am convinced the short is somewhere in the vicinity of the ignition column, as I've exhausted all the other places to find it.
Right now I have to put it to rest because I have a tough week at school and won't have time to mess with it anymore. I guess it'* back to driving the gas sucking exploder 80 miles a day.
I'll let you guys know what I find out eventually. Please share any other ideas you may have. Thanks