Woo, got all the bits back together now, just going to put back in the coolant and then set the timing. Of course I found out the the timing light I borrowed from a friend is an old old style and that it won’t work on this car. Oh well, looks like I need to go pick one up, one more item off the amazon.com list I guess.
Edit: Got everything together, the car runs and is happy again. I do usually hurt myself at least once,so this time burned myself on hot engine parts getting things buttoned up. The the normal tool has been made and it is not bad. Maybe I will tackle the pesky exhaust problem or change out the fuel filter tomorrow.