Basically it's a "feel" thing... how far down you push the pedal before you feel the brakes starting to grab. With the engine off, there's very little free play before resistance is encountered in the pedal and it feels like good hydraulic pressure is being developed when I push the pedal down. Who knows, maybe you'd get into my car and say "WTF are you complaining about?"... lol... The car doesn't have any problem stopping, so maybe it's all in my head. As I said earlier, bleeding (or rather practically flushing) the brakes seems to have resulted in a marked improvement. But I'm going to call Baer this week and see what they say. Given what Todd said about the "better pedal feel" of the '81 and the '81 being the quick up-take MC, I'll ask Baer about that as well and see what they say.