Although no one seems to be interested here’s a somewhat how to guide. I put the whole thing back together and started from the beginning to the complete reassembly.
I just ripped the rubber boot off knowing I had a replacement, it made it easier to get the piston out.
I removed the piston by turning it counter clockwise, once it gets to the end you will have to pull the piston out.
After removing the piston you can look down in the cylinder bore and see the snap ring. I used a pick to get the snap ring out, I just put it in the hole of the snap ring and pried outward and up, really just that easy.
This is the pick I used.
After releasing the snap ring you can pull the spring cage and spring out.
This is what the cylinder bore looks like with the spring and cage removed.
I just used a pair of channel locks to take the spring off the emergency brake lever.
After taking the spring off I took the threaded road out of the bore. Then I removed the emergency brake lever and seal
This “o” ring is very important it keeps brake fluid from entering the emergency brake housing.
Here it is all broken down.
Ready for paint
Ready for reassembly.
Greased both the emergency brake lever and the threaded rod, installed a new “O” ring and a new seal .
I put the lever in first followed by the threaded rod making sure the “O” ring seated correctly, you have to make sure the little dimple on the heavy washer lines up with the hole in the bore, followed by the light washer, spring and spring cage.
used a C Clamp to compress the spring, be careful you don’t want to over tighten the tangs at the end of the spring cage will bend and good luck getting the snap ring in. I used the same pick to install the snap ring, again very easy.
I compressed the emergency brake lever spring in the vise, used a piece of tie wire to hold it.
Installed the piston “O” ring and dust boot, after getting the piston started in to the bore you have to turn the piston clockwise while applying pressure
Done and back on the car