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oil line fitting at oil tank - won't seat

need some insight here

had trouble lining up the threads on the hard oil line that comes out of the oil tank (soft for a few inches then swaged onto hardline) that runs across up and over the trans and down onto the scavenge pump

threads just wouldn't bite - at least a 37swear attempt!

finally gave up and relieved the tension by disconnecting the end at the tank

it was really tight, and nearly every turn of the wrench was with effort

got it off, threads looked fine

got oil pump side right on which was cool, but when I went to reinstall the tank side fitting... the slide-nut on the ball fitting doesn't bottom out onto the fitting... the fitting / line is still loose

seems the threads may be too short, as if the nut on the line is bottoming out on the tank?

anyone here have this experience? Short of removing the tank and having a new thread fitting brazed onto the tank, are there any in-situ remedies?

muther f'er... 5 steps forward, 3 back

today was a reeeeeal productive day, otherwise... geesh

thanks in advance for any insight... this is an unwanted swift kick to the beans certainly
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