Well i went out today again and tried a few things. I checked out the vacuum hose in question. It looks like it went to the vapor cannister and yes it was disconnected and sucking air. I jury rigged it and patched it up. Tried to start it but nothing. I then decided to cut off the cat convertor. Years ago I had a car that wouldn't start and it ended up being a plugged cat. However after cutting it off today it didn't affect anything. Still won't start. I remembered that it did start once about six weeks ago but it stalled after about ten seconds. That is a fuel pump issue when the start up relay hands off to the oil pressure switch. I have since installed a wire directly from the battery to the fuel pump with a switch in the middle. However its of no use because we can't get the thing started at all. But I think that thing six weeks ago may be telling us we have an intermitant problem???