Well, I bought my 1999 2.7L from Scott J.
Slate in color, pretty sharp little car. It's going to need a new hood and some body work to the rear quarters, but I'm not too worried. $600 - $800 to my body shop guy will have the rear quarters fixed. I'll junkyard dive for a slate hood and ES front bumper with fogs and work my magical steady hand for touch up of the other areas. Besides that, it needs the 12 pounds of bird crap washed off it and for me to figure out what I'm going to do with the audio system. Also it's getting leather seats and some other things from sacrificial 300ms or Concordes. Autostick is probably in the future as well.
I decided on a 3.2L with 56K on it from an 01 Concorde and every accessory still attached (including harness *whew*). However, instead of just taking the 2.7L loose and throwing it to the side, I decided to get a little more intimate with my car's inner workings and take it apart piece by piece. I believe this will make it easier on me when I'm plugging things back in and bolting them back together. It will also make the 2.7L easier to scrap for aluminium!
I haven't gotten my 3.2L yet from the shop (waiting on fixing the 8 ton cherry picker my friends pitched in for together and then got blown up when one of them used it to lift 200 gallons of waste vegetable oil and the container started bouncing).
Anyway, I'm going to try to snap some pictures (already broke the *** damn cruise control toothpick vaccum line) of my disassembly and of the 3.2L install. Hopefully I'll be able to help a bit more. As of right now...I'm trying to figure out what drugs were being taken when this motor was designed. Fascinating but utterly rediculous. So far I've found about 50 chunks of metal where one of the cam sprokets exploded and the chain ate the inside of the cover. Also, one of the bolts in the fuel rail had ZERO loc-tite on it and had worked itself loose. I'm sure that's good for them!
Anyway, I'm rambling but I KNOW you guys eat this stuff up! I'll keep everyone up to date...it may take a couple of weeks because of my "honey-do" list. New kitchen project, etc.