thanks for the help man.
it turns out, the mityvac sucks air in no mater what. (at least mine does) it wasn't pulling air from the actual system, it was pulling it from the untie and nipple threading.
i closed it back up and put everything back together and took it out for a spin, the clutch felt better than ever! first gear catches A LOT sooner than it once did! great pressure from the pedal itself. brakes felt good. looks like i'm all set. i a little more testing tonight and i'll call it good.
rep coming btw.