Finally got the brake caliper pics off my camera...I skipped a bunch of steps due to dot wanting to mix filthy hands with my camera...but here they are.
Here's the old, leaky, rubbish caliper.
It was leaking from the parking brake lever seal, enough that you could just about watch it drip. Obviously, can't drive it like that!
In with the new...
That's the parking brake lever - not in the position it works in, but that's what's leaking on the old original caliper.
And the piston. Works the same as a Taurus rear caliper, basically - screw it in to push it back.
Greased up all the contact points, put the pads back in - I had to compress the piston, which I've never had to do with a new caliper, but these ones are easy. I had forgotten how much more I like working on disc brakes than stupid drums
Then just because I'm posting pictures, I cleaned all the junk out of the inside of the wheel - it's where a bunch of the leaking fluid ended up, and I didn't want it there for obvious reasons. These tires didn't look that dirty without the flash! Obviously I didn't clean the tires any more than just hosing them off
Polished aluminum ftw.
And the requisite '80s Pontiac wheel
Now it's time to get the car all cleaned up now that it's all driveable again!