Well recently I was laid off, fun times. in my abundance of free time I was contacted by a friend about an abandoned 49 Merc project. A Merc has always been on my bucket list, actually in my top 5 that I wanted to build. After some horse trading I now own it. I am scared shit less, this is entirely new and uncharted territory for me, I usually run on the 30-36 coupe side of things. So this is an abandoned project, probably because they totally F'd up the chop. and ran. Now that I own it, looking for recommendations. Can ya help a brother out? need some basic ideas. Need thoughts on Motor trans options. What was common? what is easy? I do have an 8BA and a 49 Overdrive trans laying around, but that may be too easy. Other thoughts, I have access to a 427 BB and a 59 Cad 390. Also I been thinking of late 60's- 70 OLDS. This is when I picked it up. I have rear deck lid, hood, 2 sets of front fenders, All body trim, complete dash, window mechanisms, 2 sets of bumpers, complete 49 grille. head light buckets with trim, 2 sets of 49 tail lights. NO motor or transmission. NO interior or seats, I do have headliner bows. Floor and trunk are surprisingly solid for being a NY car. Needs a couple dollar bill size repairs in the floor corners and trunk areas. Needs inner and outer rockers, both sides. Quarter panel need typical patch panels.