OK, it was time for some clutch hydraulic intervention on my '74 Spider...the clutch was creeping back to "Go!" while at stop lights, and the fluid level was beginning to drop in the reservoir. The master cylinder appeared in fine shape with no visible leaks, so I thought I'd try replacing the hose and the slave cylinder. God, I hate springy type objects, but I was able to eventually get the two "circlips" off the slave cylinder and get that removed...man, this job was going quickly and better than I expected! I just had to remove/replace the hose, piece of cake, right...the only remaining challenge would be to do the bleed. So, I went to turn the nut securing the hose to the metal fluid line (lefty loosy, and keeping the nut on the metal line stationary)...oops, the nut runs into the metal line "flare nut" (?) before the hose is off. No problem I thought, I'll just turn the rubber hose side the opposite way, and free it that way...no go...the rubber hose nut is secured and unturnable by the little metal bracket. So how am I going to remove this hose? Am I supposed to "violate" that "flare nut" on the metal line, and crank on that thing? I have visions of having to replace the whole she-bang...Help!!!