"In the rare event of an EMP attack, this car will still run because I eliminated the ECU."
Not likely. Still has HEI and EMP will likely fry ICM, one or both coils, for a start.
Any motor and relay can fry too... fuel pump and relay, starter, etc.
Dr. Ian Malcolm: Yeah, but your scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn't stop to think if they should.
The Ogre's Fiero Cave