Okay so I finally have some time to sit down and write up the current situation.
First off, I screwed up by following part of the DIYAutoTune guide, and part of Aarons. I wired up the ECU per DIY, and the harness per Aaron. SO since the harness has already been cut ETC I'd prefer to modify the ECU to get everything running.
As of now, I am using the zeal board, and I think it is wired up properly.
I am getting power to the board per DIY instructions - S2, SG, proto ground.
idle in goes to the left side of r19 if you are reading its text, since it is sideways.
idleout goes to banded end of d8.
i cant tell which one is vr2 + and - because they arent labeled. the pin closest to VR2 is going to SPR1
the pin above that goes to SPR2
VR2 out goes to js10
I have not jumpered the ground thing next to the lm1815 chip.
luckily the shielded CAS wire I picked up had the same 4 colors that aaron used, making wiring that up easy. so white is pin 2, green is pin 3, black is pin 4, red pin 24.
My pots are spun all the way CCW, they never clicked for me.. I am tempted to replace them to see if I can find ones that do.
I am going to replace the pins on the db37 connector since the solder job was pretty shitty for pins 2,3,4,24.
I have not found anyone with an oscilloscope, but will continue to keep trying to find one.
ALSO! just tried cranking while watching the ECU LEDs. all 3 light up when turning the car power on. when I start cranking, the d14 blinks once, then d15 blinks as it cranks. almost 1 blink per second.