The reason I asked about the replacement Is that many folks simply loosen the hose, dismount the cylinder and "unwind" it from the hose, after which they reverse the procedure. The problem is that the new cylinder never winds up at exactly the same position, and when it is mounted back onto the gearbox, the hose is usually twisted and fails shortly thereafter. It must be disconnected from the chassis/ body uniit first, and reconnected there last to insure longevity. These slaves are not generally all that difficult to bleed. Is yours configured such that the bleeder is above the level of the hose? The components can be swapped, and are often shipped with the bleeder where the hose needs to be for an MGB.
Of course, it's possible the hose or slave, or even the master are just plain shot. Are you trying to bleed the unit because the fluid was gone? If so, something is most likely amiss. The fluid doesn't just evaporate. Please give me some more detail about the whole picture/process. Thanks.
From Lola to Land Rover, If it's British and has wheels, it's likely I've bloodied me knuckles thereupon