Thanks for the replies/assistance everyone. My mistake, I guess I do have toilet bowl injection. I put a different distributor in, so my cmps is effectually changed, I gather from bwdakrt's post. I still haven't found the ckps, I'll look again tomorrow.
However, my problem still appears to be no spark from the coil, so anything AFTER the coil is a secondary concern for me at this time. What I have done is run a wire from the +battery post to the +terminal on the coil, and another wire from the -terminal of the coil to the body, using the same ground point as the -bat. cable.
Tried starting it again, once with the wires as described and the original harness wires also connected to the terminals, and once with those DISconnected and only with my jimmy rigged wires. Still no spark either time, just a very hot coil. May have fried it, not sure if they get hot normally or no, I have 2 others though.
Am I wrong in thinking that wiring the coil thus should effectively bypass any bad sensors/computer wiring/etc? Seems to me that if I have a good coil so wired, and am getting fuel, the engine should fire. How it will run will be in question, but at this point I just want some sort of combustion!
Thanks to Dale from Missouri, btw, for your moral support and brainstorming. I don't wanna give up on this truck.
P.S: I am disconnecting the hot wire from the +battery terminal to the coil when not cranking the engine