Okay, two mechanic friends came over today to look at the cars. All the Nissan needed was new spark plugs, and it ran great after they were replaced—whew! They bought a fuel pump for the Buick, too, but still couldn’t get it to start, so they’ll be back to try again tomorrow.
Meanwhile in Florida, a new weapon has been introduced in the fight to cut the Burmese python population down to size, before it eats the Everglades out of house & home. You’ve heard of building a better mousetrap; how about a snake trap?