Originally Posted by Mattyb
Well it appears that no one in town has these washers. Am going to try reheating them and dropping in water
to red often as one bloke suggested. See what happens
I took another look at your original photos.
Your close up shot is a flare fitting. The forward one looks misaligned. If you get leaks
form a flare fitting you can sometimes polish both the flare and the seat and make them useful again.
They will tolerate some misalignment but it looks like you are at the limit. When the tube starts to chafe on the edge of the nuts hole you can even get a wear through leak.
Loosen both ends and see if you can work out a better alignment when you get it back together. Also these paired tubes usually have supports along the way and appears yours has none. Not an immediate problem but vibration can and will eventually work harden the tubes and they can crack.
Here is a shot of my fuel
supply tubes with a support for even a very short run. Also a shot of the ball end of the flare fitting. Minor scuffing on these surfaces will be polished before reassembly with crocus cloth or 1600 sand paper.
Many folks will see a leak at the top of this fitting and just try to tighten more. The seal is actual the ball to flare so you should disassemble and clean up the ball and flare.
In a pinch you can bodge up 2 adel clamps, one around each tube and bolted together to provide some support. Be careful over time, if the rubber deteriorates and you get metal to metal you can cut the tube through - yikes...
Depending on the run (and yours appears long) you might also find a convenient engine
bolt you can attach it to and provide more support.