Thanks much for getting back to me, and for this great direction. I will start by going back to Clay's and studying that. I did not replace all of the connector pins based on the hope that if someone else had this problem it could be isolated to an individual pin or pins and not require that...... Hey, a guy can hope can't he?.....
Do I need to do the ground mods even with the new board?
Oh, and lastly, I was surprised by the cooked coil. it happened fast, up until that point I was able to start a game look for locked coils, and immediately shut it down if I saw one. Somehow the Blue reset eluded me.... That was a bit embarrassing..... Thankfully I had a spare.