I know this isn't exactly ideal, but have you thought about water/meth injection?
While not exactly ideal for a daily driver, it might help. I'd set mine to ramp on under light boost, and you would have options like tps voltage/position to turn on the w/m.
I know Ed is extremely busy right now. If he told me he wanted to to try another cam, I'd just order up the cam from him. I'm with you, I just want this working. My motor is apart, and I'm almost out of time though, so the same cam is probably going back in.
2000 Ford Explorer 347, TW170 fac heads + FTI cam, Wiseco pistons, 72mm rear mount turbo, A/W inter-cooler with front radiator.