Indeed!When I first tried my brakes it felt like they needed to be bled. When I got the buggy to my shop I bled front and rear -- no joy. And while I do have power brakes on all my street cars, my race car has manual brakes so I know what solid manual brakes are supposed to feel like.
I figured that the long runs of flex hose was expanding under pressure and causing the spongy feel. I've seen this before. As part of the fabrication to install my Fuel Safe under-seat fuel cell, I had to relocate the rear brake lines and ran steel tubing and minimum run of quality SS braided hose. The hose you see in the photo could be shorter and would have but I had a couple leftover new hoses this length in my brake parts stash so used them on this new ride.
Haven't got to the front yet but just doing the rears made a night and day difference. So you can get a firmer pedal if you're willing to spend some time and $$. Once I get the fronts changed over to hard lines I believe I will achieve that solid feel I prefer.
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Curious to hear a report when tested...