OK, some of the old cars had things called fuseable links. It basically is a piece of wire that acts like a fuse. They are often hid in wiring harnesses & such, hard to find as they look like a very large wire. Not sure if that's what it is but that's my guess.
thanks for the help. the reaon why i said it wouldnt start is because there might not have been any power going to the coil. it ran untill i pulled into the gas station. ill check into the fuseable links. thanks again for the help.
ok so after pulling the instrument panel out, dropping the steering column and taking the original tape of the mile of wires i found nothing. i got frustarted and just started wiggling wires and then all of a sudden everything came on. after it shutting off and turning on i found the problem. there seems to be what i think a fuseable link connecting to the back of the alternator guage that says red and held on by a 10mm nut. tightned the nut and everything works fine untill i get a new wire or whatever i need to do. hopefully this helps anyone else.