I just can't believe the case is torn up as bad as it is. Any idea what could cause on to tear up that bad while using a trans crossmember? I guess I should point out that the trans didn't break during a launch, but rather a strong shift into 4th gear. I wouldn't have been as surprised by an internal failure but this has me puzzled. On another note, just to get the car back rolling I have a Saginaw 4 speed out of a 75 Vega that I could throw in until I get something better. I know that one will take nowhere close to the abuse of the Muncie, but it would at least allow me to drive the car again. Will my Hurst 4 speed linkage that worked on the Muncie work for the Saginaw also? I know I'll have to tap the holes for a tailhousing shifter mount but they are there.