Even my old GTO was the same way, you had to do a lot of searching for parts to fit... I think that'* was made if even more fun. Anybody can do a SB Chev or a Ford 5.0, what kind of a challange is that?
Thats what I like about our cars. Any monkey with cash can make a mustang or camaro fast and even then unless you won the lotto someone else will always have a faster one.
I drove it to I thought I did amazing for only driving stick for the 3rd time and with a 5.0 I think I could get the feel for a stick real fast......... didn't clunk er out but a accidental burner in reverse cause its so touchy had a slight problem going from 4th to 5th the 1st time going though all gears..... I am addicted to RWD v-8 sticks now