I will certainly check for leaks and lose connectors. It'* great to get a response so quickly! Let me add some more details.
I get no response to the gas pedal, the engine cycles smoothly between 3600 and 3800 like it'* hunting for something.
The engine dies immediatly when I move the gearshift, it'* clearly an electronic command. That might be a normal safety feature I suppose, it'* probably not a good it idea to shift a racing engine into reverse.
I checked the MAF freq. I got 1020 -1040 Hz, following the rpm cycle. That seems to qualify as low, but it is following the rmp change. I'm going to remove it and inspect/clean it.
Finally, I ran the engine with a different PCM in it. Before I discovered the ignition switch problem, I tried changing the PCM. I got one from pick n pull, same year and model. It didn't help, so I changed back to the orginal. I'm wondering if there is some 'relearn' the PCM needs since the engine was cranked while it was absent.
I read about a CASE relearn for the crankshaft sensors. That seems a likely problem, but the symtoms don't really match. This car runs, but won't drive at all!