I ordered up a steel braided hose kit for the blazer that runs a -6 AN steel braided hose from the mechanical fuel pump up to the carb... So i take off the tape off the ends and carefully insert the end of the steel braided hose into the AN fitting.. it seems like it starts to go and then it won't. I remove it and find that it is all frayed. ARRRGGGHHH! So I tape it up again and try to cut it a little off the end with a hacksaw. This hacksaw makes it even worse! Tommorow i am going to buy a really fine hacksaw blade and try again since my more coarse hacksaw blade was making a mess of the hose.. I helped my buddy install these one time but it went together pretty easy for him.??? This is the first time i've tried to mess with inserting the braided steel lines into the AN fittings. /forums/images/icons/blush.gif MY Question... Anyone have some advice on doing steel braided lines... I called up my buddy and he said you could just leave a little of that tape like one layer to keep it from fraying when you put it into the AN fitting... I tried as carefully as i could to put the braided hose into the fitting but having a hell of a time! Anyone have some good advice as to how to cut it and then insert it into the AN fitting without fraying it too bad? Anyone with experience on doing this i'd appricate some of your knowledge. /forums/images/icons/smile.gif Other guys have told me just to tape it with a couple layers of masking tape and then cut it with a hacksaw... but my hacksaw was making more of a mess of it... like i said i need to find a really coarse blade i think. But how in the heck do you get the line fed into the AN fitting without it coming unraveled and frayed? Do you leave the tape on there? Thanks in advance.