I think he's (understandably) panicked.
Len you read the whole thread on that resistor thing, right? there were recommendations *not* to do that.
In the meantime, check and make sure that the installers rewire has no loose connections.
Get your hands on a Tech II and make sure you are getting a signal from the crank sensor. If not may need to replace it. Using a Tech II you can tell what is going on in the startup sequence. Odds are you just need to replace the ignition switch. Replacing the ig switch, instead of installing a bypass resistor, turns out to be a good idea anyway if only because if the ig switch is worn enough for VATS to quit, although it works it would not be that long before the little reed switches in it fail anyway. The contacts arc and get carboned up.