Thanks Hasbeen, really useful. I had been pondering whether to do that modification and I think I will give it a go, if I can find somewhere to mount the T-piece without too much drilling (do you mount it to an existing fixing?)
Hasbeen wrote:No photos, but a suggestion.
The stock system runs direct to the right brake cylinder. There is no bleed nipple on this cylinder. A pipe runs from the bleed nipple socket to the left cylinder, & the whole rear system is bled through the bleed nipple on the left cylinder.
I have always found the stock system very hard to bleed to a good high firm pedal. It always takes 3 bleeds with some driving between bleeds to get a pedal I am happy with. When I fitted discs on the back of the 8, I went to the two pipes from a distribution block, & found it easier to bleed, doing it at each wheel. It still took a couple of bleeds, but much better.
I then fitted a distribution block & separate pipes to each wheel to the 7, & again found bleeding much easier & more quickly effective. This & extensions fitted to the hand break lever, effectively making them longer, giving more leverage are the best mods I have made on the 7.