Oh the sun is out, the sky is blue, the birds are singing and it's such a beautiful day! "Are my brakes working", you ask? Why yes ... Yes the are! Thanks for asking. My car now stops like a car should and I have front disc brakes engaging as designed. Life is good again!
For those intrested in the fix here ... I had a pair of re-pro calipers on the front as a temp thing as I wanted to send my original Delco calipers put to be re-built. In total frustration ... This morning I swapped out the new calipers and put my old originals (new pads) on the car ... Bleed the front brakes and BAMM ... I now have working front disc brakes that stop on a dime!
Kevin - I just may be ready for that cruise over to your house!!
Thanks all for the help. It's always much appreciated.