Originally Posted by F-BIRD'88
1. This is a dyno and on the street real deal proven combination........
Keep it simple.
I agree with almost all of that. The only thing I wouldn't recommend is millng quite so much off the heads. You would be horsepower and reliability ahead if you straighten the decks enough to improve the quench. I'd be leery of using a steel shim head gasket without machining both mating surfaces. This is based on 25 yrs. of seeing what can happen when that isn't done. By taking some off the heads and deck you are accomplishing both improving quench and ensuring good gasket sealing, along with increasing the compression ratio.
BTW, I'm not a big fan of steel shim gaskets.