Yes, this is a good place to post that question - this forum is WAY more laid back than PT, so no worry about put-downs or smart-ass comments from Mods here.
On to your questions - yes, we'll help you with the intakemanifold and VCG's. We'll have a 'mod' day at my house sometime in early August when we'll help a bunch of people install a bunch of stuff on their cars - you are welcome to come by - I have a big shop in the back yard.
If you want to replace your hoses, do it with good silicone ones - Hose Techniques makes a set of colored replacement vacuum hoses for our cars - check out their website at www.hosetechniques.com
a full vacuum hose set (and others) is around $90 so that is very good.
As far as the rear friction spring on the cam - don't bother unless you are rebuilding youur valve train (top end of the motor) - it is a factory defect, and most 93-95 PGTs have it. For issued a TSB (Technical Service Bulletin) advising of the problem, but stopped short of a recall because it is a LOT of work to replace that. It doesn't cause any damage, it is just a little annoying ticking sound at the top left of your engine (if you sit in front of the car). THis is different from the lifter noise.
Hope this helps :)