Spent the morning replacing the rusted chunks that had once been the wagon’s front brake calipers. Since I was replacing them I upgraded to the heavier duty Police calipers and severe duty pads.
Did a bunch of bleeding and still couldn’t get a decent pedal. Took it for a test drive and the brakes are terrifying. There was some crud in the bottom of the Master Cylinder, and I suspect the bleeding pulled something into the bore and damaged a seal.
Fortunately a reman MC is only $19. Unfortunately I’m not sure if I’ll have time for the job this weekend, as I give the brake lines a 50/50 shot of surviving being removed.