I disconnected behind the fuel filter because I wanted to isolate the tank and pump from the rest of the system to see if it was the pump or the body fuel lines or etc... The only thing left is that little 10" fuel supply line coming off if the fuel pump sending unit.
The gauge reads 1/4tank of fuel, and the pump runs so the car is telling it to supply fuel... But nothing spews out. I don't want to drop the tank again for fear of a weld nut breaking or the 170,000mile old straps, so maybe I will cut the access door to access the sending unit and make life a little easier.
Thanks for the suggestions to far, let me know if anything else comes to mind