OK, recapping the lost thread...

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After replacing the flex hoses and having the lines siphon themselves out, I had a lot of problems with bleeding and pedal feel.

Notes:
  1. Brakes are diagonally split.
  2. Safety wire the compensator valve open - it's accessed after removing the RHR wheel or placing the car on a hoist. Haynes' instructions to jack up the rear trailing arm to open the valve are unnecessary, even dangerous by comparison. Safety wire also eliminates ideas of filling the boot up with dead weight for bleeding when reversed onto ramps.
  3. Rear bleeders may take more turning than some other calipers to "crack".
  4. There seems to be a difference between master cylinders, of output orifice size when all else is equal. I believe using the wrong master (with undersized orifices) results in buffering of the applied pressure - resulting in poor braking results. Drilling out the orifices requires a quick hone to the lower bore section only.


DON'T FORGET TO CUT OFF THE SAFETY WIRE WHEN FINISHED.

Happy hooning!

Cheers, Adam.