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Earls fuel hose fittings difficulty

I am for the first time trying to put Earls fuel hose fittings on SS braided fuel line. I have figured out how to cut steel braided tubing clean, but can not get braided line to slide inside the earls piece. Any tips or instructions from some one who has done this successfully. Thanks.

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I've wetted the inside of the line, made sure the braid is inside the fitting and, with gloves of course, kind of 'screwed' it into the fitting until it hit the inside shoulder. Not an easy task, but lots of pushing and turning, it'll go on.
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use a bit of vaseline on the inner rubber and the nipple on the earls hose end.
then twist it on using a bit of force to get those suckers mated.
(I find it easier to put the fitting in a soft jaw vice and twist the hose into it)
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BRUTE FORCE DUDE!! i tape the braided line with masking tape and cut in the middle. i clamp the braided line in a vice 2-3 inches down and after the outer nut is on hose i spray the inner piece with a little penetrating oil and push like crazy while twisting the fitting with a wrench. not my favorite job!!!

PS: about 4 years ago i scored off ebay a box of all different size lines and a hugh supply of fittings (i would guess about $500 worth) for $39. the guy had 2 boxes he was auctioning seperately, two morons got in a bidding war on the other box and it ended up going for close to $300. they never even checked "sellers other items"-- i was the only bidder on my box--i use that stuff for everything now...
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I hold the fitting in a vise with aluminum protection, then as mentioned before a little vaseline and twisting pushing force.
I then wrap some electrical tape around the braided hose close to the fitting.
Then when I screw in the other part of the fitting,some vaseline again, I can see if the hose has backed out.
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