I was really not happy with how the brake bleeding went back in December and the winter has been really cold and nasty. So nothing has happened since. Today was a bright sunny day (and almost above freezing!) so I dove in.
The first step was to install these Russell speed-bleeders (1/4 28 if you are interested). This is something I should have done a long time ago. It is a bleed screw with a check valve built into it. Put a tube on the bleeder, open it one turn, pump the pedal 4 times, close the bleeder, and done. The new bleeders are even longer which makes it easier to get a wrench on it.
I also adjusted the brakes on all 4 wheels. At the end of the process I had an OK brake pedal. Not a great pedal, but OK.
While fooling around with the brakes I tested the parking brake and was not getting a lot of brake action on the driver’s side. I think I just need to adjust the cable but in case something is broken I decided to pull the drum. So out came the drum puller.
Well that was a waste of time. I cleaned off the brake dust and put it back together. The picture did not come out but I adjusted the brake cables one hole tighter on both sides.
All back together. Drove the car for a dozen miles and locked up the brakes a couple of times. Everything seems to work just fine.