Originally Posted by CFM Focus
No, there is a part of the upper manifold that attaches to another point for support. You will probably have to look from underneath the car.
Bingo, dude. Thanks for the patience in pointing out this possibility.
The 'ear' that should have had a bolt holding down the mani was broken. Bolt is long gone, about 1/4 inch gap from the ear to the block.
Being rather Bohemian, and quite clever
I found a bolt with the right thread and a 1/8" x 3/4" x 2" double-slotted steel plate (I don't throw 'good' stuff away!)
I cut one end open to fit either side of the reinforcement up on the broken ear, loosened one side of the mani boot screws for some 'give' and torqued down the new Mickey-Mouse fix.
How'd THAT thing break? Who knows, I wasn't that rough... Oh, well...