Y'all know more than I do at this point. ;-)
I appreciate the help.
Going to pull the head and clean everything good. Put a thin gasket on. I'll spring for the fancy tall intake, as I'd prefer to spend time tuning vs. making parts. No one has responded to my WTB post. So Treat man wins a few more smackers. I think I'm running good in mostly stock form. More CCs and aftermarket exhaust to make any dramatic changes I think. If I could get this mostly stock stuff to 35 with more torque for hill climbing, I'd be happy.