I don't know about the conversion...I have a 1995 Cobra. I use the plain old Ford pads. Much less dust than the other pads I tried and they work great with out needing to warm up. I feel the Ford pad is just right for the way I drive the car, which is to say, "Very Spirited" or " drive it like I stole it". HTH
The Yellow Stuff pads are really made for track racing, but bite well on a street car. As far as I know, they should last almost as long as the Green Stuff pads. I know the Green Stuff pads are pretty popular, and when my dusting F150 pads die I'll be getting a set of the Green Stuff 7000 series.
I have no direct experience with them, but the Hawk HPS or Ceramic are supposed to be an excellent set of pads. They are more expensive than the EBC pads.
I like the linings from Carbo Tech Engineering- they have a web site...used their products for 20+ years on just about everything disc & drum! Typically about 15% better friction than oem, about 50% less dust and a life span of 50,000 miles (disc) with no rotor damage. They have a variety of linings for specific usage- a brief consult is always required with them. Excellent service and prices run about $120 a set