Ok, Story Time. Buddy borrowed my car for a while. Returned it to me mentioning there had been a few issues but he had "fixed" them. Cue me driving around and the car cutting out. Open the hood and finding several wires on the harness had melted together, and then finding 50-60 amp fuses in 20amp holes. So the car sat. Every time I looked at it I just got angry.
I finally had enough. I got under the hood and started tracing wires, pulling the melted ones apart. I dropped a battery in it and turned the key.
It was much noisier on the very first start, most of it being the lifters had collapsed from the long time sitting. It has a miss, which is related to the ticking noise. I'm gonna change the oil/plugs/wires and run some marvel mystery oil through it. If the noise/miss is still there after that, I'm gonna check the injectors and pull the valve covers off. It definitely could use fresh gas, whats in the tank is old.
End of the day, It runs again. It went right into gear when I shifted it. It needs a lot of cleaning and elbow grease, but I've got my car back.