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00 base 5 speed no spark no start

Hi all, I bought my prelude, replaced all brakes, fixed all rust, painted it, did a full tune up, new distributor, new coil, fluids etc. I drove the car for about 5 days, on the fifth night I let it idle for 2 minutes, came back to the car and it was off, it had stalled out. I tried to restart it a few times, engine turns over, but will not start. I had the car towed the following day and began troubleshooting the problem. First thing I tried was to swap known good/working distributor and coil on, still no start, verified no spark. I know the distributor and coil are good because I drove home 170 miles with them on the car. I verified all fuses are good visually, took each one out and looked at its inner metal wire in the sunlight. I verified I have fuel at the rail and the fuel filter when I turn the key(unbolted fuel bolts and turned key and watched the mess it made) - I hear fuel pump prime as normal. I looked up online how to test the main relay, turned key to on position and verified with a test light on the red and orange wire and the white green, power at both terminals with key on. I scanned the ECU, only code is air intake temp. I am stumped, I have a 96 civic doing the exact same thing that I actually gave up on and left in the grass to rot, but I cannot do that with my prelude after spending 2000$ on it. I am stumped here and at my wits end, any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

PS when I turn the key to on, cel comes on, goes off, and comes back on.

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