This sounds very similar to what I want to do with mine!
I'd love to get the motor cracked open and taker her to 400HP with head, cam, and piston work, but that'll be some other time. For now, I'd like to continue to lighten her up with a front k-member/A-arm set up. For now, she's good to wring out on the track and get her dialed in.
I'd be curious to hear your thoughts about the lighter K-member setups. This is something I keep going back and forth on.