That's one hell of a first post. Do you have any pictures of the car as it sits? I'm sure everybody would be interested in seeing it.
Please contact me about this I have a question.Where were you a month ago. I just upgraded a 2001 convertible V6 with the V8 single overhead cam from a 2000 GT Coupe. I think the hydroboost will work if you get a longer pushrod. Also I had my 2 V6 keys reprogrammed with the V8 ECM. if you need any wiring diagrams I have both Ford manuals I can scan for you.