Lots of progress was made this weekend... I'm almost ready to take the head off. I just have to set the engine at TDC, pull off the timing belt and off it goes!
The ported head should be back from cam clearancing this week (I hope).
I've also been in touch with McNews, who I will most likely be going to for the tune. I pulled off the custom tune and updated the Predator in preparation for the base tune.