Correct, the distributor cap was worn to almost nothing and the car would sometimes start, sometimes not when I go to start the car previously about a year ago. The spark plugs were all black, with oil, but it maintained it's physical shape nothing was broken off. The mechanic at ZR tested the TPS throttle position sensor and it registered throttle position from 6% all the way up to 90%, whatever that means exactly but he deemed it to be within operational limits and not a cause for concern for him. I noticed that when I apply throttle, the vehicle would respond better and the car would slowly accelerate than if I forced throttle to 60-70% then it wouldn't get me any where at all until I eased up on the throttle. My regular mechanic still leaning towards the clutch-to-transmission side of things and says something internal to the transmission may be at fault, but I feel that it's sensor related. He's hesitant to double check his own work on timing belt installation and insists that I am wasting our time. Where should I go from here? I am almost at a point where I just want to give up and get me a beater for work instead. If it's transmission/engine related and requires major work and $$ I really don't want to throw any much more money into it. As for video, I don't feel safe driving and recording with a handheld camera/cameraphone at the same time.