I played musical cars this afternoon so I could get Lance's car into the shop, and mine OUT so I can (hopefully) get it to the exhaust guy sometime in the next week. This required me to move the parts car into the grass area between the garage and shop, move my 57 out of the shop, slide the orange 72 out of the way, move Lance's car into the shop, move my car back into the house garage, and the orange 72 back in front of the shop.
While it was still light out, I shot a couple photos.
The brakes were pretty terrible, so I assumed I just didn't bleed them enough when I reconnected the rear end. So, before I tucked in everyone else's cars, I rolled it back into the shop and put it on jacks. Not too long ago, I bought a pressure bleeder so I don't have to mess with that crappy mity-vac that I really don't trust to bleed brakes. Upon bleeding the rears, everything appeared to be great...no air came out that I could see. I pushed a bunch of fluid through there, too. The left front seemed fine when bled. Right front had no fluid. Crap.
Off came the tire and drum. Yanked off the cylinder and pulled it apart. I found some awesome stuff in there. Cleaned it out and reassembled, installed, and bled all 4 corners again. I think I used about a quart of fluid to make sure it was all bled.
Brakes still suck. Power assist is there, but the pedal damn near goes to the floor. I also adjusted all of the brakes while it was in the air. I'm not sure where I am missing out. The only thing I can think that is wrong is the master cylinder. Wrong size displacement piston maybe?
Carburetor is not a happy camper, either. There is plenty of work to do before this thing is road-worthy.