I got the 2.8 mostly disassembled before my sugar dropped out. (Note: check sugar before getting elbow deep in oil/grease.) More "backwoods engineering" like one of the bolts on the alternator was "fixed" by welding a socket onto the mounting stud. Who the heck does that??? I'll sell the bracket but the new owner will have to figure out how to remove the alternator.
I broke a couple things trying to get parts off. Like, there's some sort of fuel block in between the upper and lower plenums. As I was trying to remove the lower plenum, I screwed up some of the fuel (?) lines going to that thing. I'll bet I took 80# of stuff off the motor. I'm hoping it's light enough now that I can drag it outside. (No way I can drag the 3.1 outside since it's complete and it has a tranny attached.)
Most probably already know this but if you're doing motor work, a set of deep sockets is a great thing to have. (I don't have any.)
One question. I got one of the exhaust headers off but the other (firewall side, I think) has a heat shield attached. It looks like there are 2 nuts, one thin one holding the heat shield in place and a regular sized one holding the header on. I can't get anything on the outside nuts (holding the heat shield on) to loosen them. Any suggestions? I'd sure like to get both headers off.