Okay, to start, I'm being stubborn. I'm still putting together a 305 to put in my van, nothing definite on what I'm gonna do with the 250 I'm gonna take out to make room for the 8, but that's different. Right now I've got the carb mounted, and the fuel pump, but need to connect the two. Enter fuel line, and debate regarding it. I want to keep with most stock applications and use a steel line. This is where the problem comes in and where I can't figure out what I'm doing wrong....... (and please...... no comments that my first thing wrong is not putting in rubber hoses) Got 3/8" tube, and have bender, but the first time I started bending it the tube slid and instead of a nice radiused turn, I got a sharp turn and a kink......... luckily this stuff is $3 for a 30" section, so not cryin' yet. Need help from you guys who've learned the "tricks" because I'm not wanting to have to give up just yet, but also can't blow money on a long line of kinked fuel line attempts.