The master cylinder has been replaced, the dual reservoir was installed and new lines were run. I'm not 100% happy with the new lines but they'll do for now. I've had some time to contemplate the routing and I know which way I want to go-I just have to get the line and lay it out. I can get better coverage with steel line and improve the bend radius once I get a couple of tools. I'll likely save this for the restoration process unless I wind up having to take the brakes apart again.
The issue keeping this car on jack stands is that I cannot get the brakes to bleed. Pedal goes right to the floor. I checked the pedal distance to the plunger and it could use some adjustment but that's not going to solve the problem. There's a lot of air in the system and I'm having a hell of a time getting it out.
To make things a bit more challenging the very expensive power bleeder sprung a leak on me right as I started the process. There's now more brake fluid on the garage floor than in the car. I'm thinking a vacuum bleeder is the way to go since the pressure bleeder isn't doing the trick...but that means buying something else and waiting.
I attempted the 'gravity bleed' method but that was pretty much pointless. Being solo, I can't do the 'two man bleed'. I'm going to try replacing the seal on the power bleeder before I give up completely. Fingers crossed, it'll work. If not, so be it. I'll put the tires back on and drop it on the ground-move it to its side of the garage and call it. I've got a family to spend time with and a business trip early next week so the car can wait...it doesn't seem to be in much of a hurry to get back on the road anyway.
Some days I'm pretty happy that I bought this car...today isn't one of those days.
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