Thanks to all! I agree, I've never read anything better written or more informative prior to these writings.
It's sad and funny at the same time that such a small amount of air has caused me all this time and frustration. Hard to believe some air in an unbled master really allow the pedal to function so poorly that the pedal will really go all the way to the floor!
I'll take your advice and let you know how it goes. Thanks so much again to all of you. I'm off to bleed the master.
Phil from Kansas