You’re gonna think this is weird I have a new Yaesu 710, I have an FT101EX that I use, I keep a Lafayette SSB 140 underneath the rest of my radios just in case I get a visit I can say I use that for an 11 m band. I also have a 101ZD that I like a lot but it seems the 101EX receives better, and I have personally had a professional align the ZD by the shop manual but for some reason the older 101 just has better receive. I also have a Yaesu 857D, an 891 they’re all here to hook up anytime I want but that older 101 just seems to be a freak, radio or something. I use a different Turner microphones depend on the radio, a local guy tells me which one sounds best with which radio but sometimes I don’t remember so I have to write it down in my contact book. The 710 I used to stock mic and set the output frequencies for the microphone to where it sounds the best, it’s nice to have a radio that you can do that with, and still use the stock micDad gum dude, you've had it rough but glad your home and the important people living there are all OK.
Although it sucks, stuff is just stuff right!
Hope your station rebuild goes smoothly.