Contd,, found the plug between the pump and fuse box shorted and burnt on the ground side,, not sure how that happened without popping the fuse,, replaced and fired it up ,, running all 12,, stinky and smoky for about 3 min but cleared up and ran perfectly ,,,,, wooooooohooooo
Best drive I've had in a long time and I've owned etype's , corvettes, s-4's, amg Mercedes , driven many others,These Astons are just special!
Couple of obvious rookie thoughts,,, gas and fire logic still works today in certain circumstances,,,Persistence and meticulous elimination of all possibilities still works,, eat that elephant one bite at a time,,,,don't be intimidated by the brand,, its still a machine that can be fixed,,,,,,,, BUY A SHOP MANUAL and a code diagnostic tool, bench test your old parts before buying new ones, got in a hurry and spent $900 on new fuel pumps ( have 2 used for sale now) when i could have solved it for $10 on a new connector,,,,,,,never give up, never, ever give up,,,
Posting in 2 msgs due to length,,,,,Solved it! After much gnashing of teeth and persistence the car is back on the road! Showed all the classic symptoms of a bad fuel pump,, ordered new fuel pumps ( might as well change em both while your in there) clanged my nĄ+$ and went for it, wasn't as tough to remove the fuel tank as I thought it might be . getting the pumps back in not super easy but do able,, thought reconnecting the fuel line at the tank would be hard but just tapped it with a punch and it locked right in.. Then started it, still no fuel pressure,, WHAT!!!! How can that be!!!! ( more gnashing of teeth, anger, frustration,,,,,) then quiet study of the electrics, determined I was not getting power to pump 2 . Rookie mistake ,, pulled the fuse box , checked all relays, continuity to and from the battery,, finally tested continuity to fuel pumps hot and ground,, what do ya know , pump 2 ground ,, no continuity,,,,