My emergency brake setup seems to be a success. When I pull the lever, the rolling car stops rolling.
My donor engine has an intermittent lifter tick now. Frankly I am surprised the engine has performed so well seeing that it sat for 6 years.
The brake light switch has died. I don't remember the last time that was replaced, but NPD came to the rescue again. When I went to order the new switch, I was surprised to see that I was replacing a 67 style switch. How I got a 67 on it before, I do not know. Anyway, it worked for years so I ordered a new 67. I was glad to open the shipping box to find a real Motorcraft box containing the new switch. It is hard to go wrong using original parts. :-)