I was on your same boat I've got a daily driven v6 and a classic project. For me that setup works great! But are you not interested in a classic mustang project? Im rebuilding a 302 and a 5 speed from an 83 mercury to put in a 69 coupe. And im hardly in over 3 grand.. Although my girl has a built '99 that's bad ass! So I can understand going that route.
Sounds like you have a couple keepers lol