Hey Donn, Welcome to the forum mate!
You are going to find everything you you need to know regarding your build on this forum..... I am a 50 year old aussie who has also answered the call and I have an occ sitting on my bench just icthin to be tinkered with. Best advice I can give you at this stage mate would be to down tools and read as much as you can on this forum about stingray and chopper builds. There have been some excellent posts with pictures and links to the engine mounting bracket you need and also how to solve the brake issue. Type 'Stingray' into the search bar at the top of this forum and you will find all the info you need to build your own. I look forward to seeing some photos as you progress.