Ladies and gents, Would like to ask for some assistance. Disclaimer: I know very little about the 4.6 platform (i come from a different background when it comes to engines which I will not mention here , and I spend the majority of my time working on firearms, so time spent over the last few years has been regretfully small.) I am here for advice and planning. I have made a deal with the devil (aka wonderful wife) to allow me to buy and build a 99-04 GT and build it into something worth showing off. I want to do it right, because its the only way I know how to do something. Hence why I'm here. I welcome all input and I am very prepared to take my lumps when I ask a dumb question or my ignorance shows. You all know more than me so over the next six months while I put the money away for the first step (buying a car in good shape body wise since I live in the North East) I want to road map how I wish to get where I want to be. Here are my 4 givens at this point. I will be buying a manual convertible (part of the deal with my wife) It will have to be forced induction (prefer supercharger / procharger) I will be looking to put 25k into it over the next 2-3 years (including buying the vehicle base, and engine/ drive train components.) I would like to make a paltry 500 to the rear wheels. Since it is the start of a process, I would like to know what you guys would do if you have 20k to build the powerplant. Where would you start? Stroker? Overbore? etc. Thanks all in advance for any direction you will give me.