Bought a '76 2002 which had really hard brakes, I mean harder than any other car including various other '02's ('72, '73 & '74) I've ever had. Tough to press and took quite a stomping to make the vehicle stop, got used to it and drove it around for a while. An annoying thing would be a rusty caliper (these are the 4 piston ATE's) squeal usually on a left turn which could be quickly quieted by a tap on the brakes until the next time. Since I'm doing a step-by-step resto and upgrade (5 speed, 320 radiator & alternator plus some bodywork) I figure to replace the caliper which I do. I bleed the car and no pedal. No leaks, just no pedal. I replace the MC with a new ATE MC and bleed - no pedal, same thing - no pedal. I but a Motive pressure bleeder and - no pedal. BUT when the Motive is pressurized at 10-15 psi and screwed into the reservoir, voila - pedal, nice, firm pedal. I am stumped. And the car (and driver) would look pretty silly riding around with a bloody big pressure tank.