Q: 1977 Ford F-100 not starting, fuel-pump related?

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It started about 3 months ago. After getting on road after about 5 min. vehicle would start sputtering like if wanted to die. It would not die but just jerk and sputter. Finally this past week it was happening more often and finally died on me. it cranks but does not start. replaced fuel pump. while replacing fuel pump noticed fuel line connected to tank was leaking. Will replace that section. My question fuel was still going through but could that be the problem or should i look at other parts of vehicle?
My car has an automatic transmission.

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