I got new seal and it was good 1/4" smaller than the gas tube and fairly thick rubber. Also awkward to hold tube and press on seal

I went to hardware to and bought a 1-1/2 inch PVC pipe coupler for .94 cents and made the job fairly easy.

Greased and slide the coupler into the seal. Then just used tube to push coupler out and take its place.

I had aluminum tube back up but anything solid with hole in center 2.5 - 3 inches in diameter should work