Thank you for the reply, but, a week later, this isn’t particularly helpful.
“Sounds like you have quite the fun printer”: after hours of sourcing and ordering replacements for fragile extruder parts, disassembling, reassembling, and attempting to get things aligned, “fun” is exactly the wrong word for this experience.
“Due to its unique nature”: it’s a standard Taz 5 with a Lulzbot Dual Extruder, which was once a supported upgrade. The only thing unique about it is that I had to cannibalize a hotend from a Flexystruder because your hotend provider went out of business and you didn’t keep sufficient inventory to support existing owners or identify another source of compatible hotends.
“Treat your printer as a new printer that needs a full calibration”: I was literally following the Taz 5 setup guide for new printers when the nozzle plunged into the print bed.
“There are quite a few smart people out there who have written up guides on how to do this”: hours of searching did not produce a specific guide, but it would have been helpful to have a link if you were aware of one.
“Ohai.lulzbot.com may be a good base…”: that’s where I found the somewhat helpful Dual Extruder installation guide, but the documentation hasn’t been updated and references an ancient version of Cura, adding lots of “fun” trying to figure out where they hid the menu item or printer setting described in the docs.
“custom build of the TAZ 5…”: again, just standard off-the-shelf-parts all bought from Lulzbot.
In the end, I cobbled together enough information from the Dual Extruder installation guide on OHAI, the out-of-the-box setup instructions, and a 3rd party troubleshooting guide that helped me identify a misaligned x-axis. I get that this isn’t the latest-and-greatest Taz product, but when FAME 3D bought Aleph there was a promise that they would invest in better support and an improved customer experience. If it takes a week to get a well-intentioned but unhelpful response on a somewhat older product, why would I buy a new one?