I forgot to pull a shock bolt before I pulled the spindle but it's good now.
I've got a little work before I can replace the front spindles and brakes but with the car up in the air, I've got reason to get it done.
Excellent time to replace them.
Also found a very slight leak in the brake master cylinder-which might be part of the problem with bleeding them. I think I'm going to pull it and have it rebuilt so that it's checked off.