I know. About 10 years ago I bought a 71 Z-28 that ran into the back of another car at low speed and wrinkled a fender and broke the grill. It had about 60K miles and I bought the whole car for $1,000 and put the running gear in a 39 Ford coupe.
These things are way over rated and over priced these days.
I had a T-10 in a 56 years ago and it was fine. Very strong, I really believe just as good as a Muncie and you can still pick them up fairly cheap.
I guess the days of picking up old 4 speeds for $100-$150 are gone... along with $.32 gas and $.25 Cokes!!!!
I think I like the old days better....