I hate bleeding brakes. always have. just did my 61 dodge last night. used a piece of rubber hose in a beer bottle, had my buddy pump while I bled. my hose fell off twice and squirted brake fluid all over me, and I managed to let the master cylinder run dry once which let air back in. I had those one way brake bleeder valves in one of my other cars. those seemed to work OK. it was getting late and I had enough brakes to stop the car so we quit for the night. ( not driving it yet) still need to go back and give it a few more tries, plus I really think I need to flush out some of the crud in there so the fliud comes out clean. lucky for me I have a lift, so I wasn't rolling around on the floor doing this, but it is still a pain in the ass. what do you guys do, and do you have any special equipment like bleeder hoses that won't pop off when you least expect it.