Fantastic.It runs! it was the o ring on top of the fuel pump. After I tried it without an o ring there was no sputter like there was after I put the new filter in, so I went thru my o ring collection and found one that fit and it started right up! No I have 2 flat tires to deal with from sitting for so long but thats easy. Thank you guys for all your help, I would still be replacing parts lol. Thank you thank you thank you!!!!!
In summary, as I understand the saga, a bad o-ring caused the car not to start due to loss of pressure, but it wasn't identified. Replacing the pump motor and then the filter didn't correct the problem because the bad o-ring was still in there. Removing the o-ring worsened the symptom (no sputter versus some sputter), and replacing with a new o-ring solved the no-start problem.
Something to learn, and keep in mind . . .