Re: Brake system pressure test idea
No offense, but it sure seems like a lot of work that can be avoided by simply using another set of eyes and a couple of rags wrapped around the fittings. I have found that the trick with brake lines etc is to tighten it, loosen it, re-tighten and you are all set. I spent 5 years on my build as well so I understand wanting to keep brake fluid off of fresh paint. But even with the testing you are suggesting, you are still going to have to deal with fluid on the parts when you bleed the system anyway.
There's nothing wrong with being stupid as long as you know you're stupid, it's when you're stupid and don't know it that you become dangerous.