350 to 302 crank conversion question
I have a 69 Z that currently has a 350 crank in a 3970010 block. The engine currently has correct dated, fresh 302 heads, intake and carb.
I need a new cam due to worn lobes on three cylinders. While I'm at it, I'm thinking of putting in an 1178 crank vs the 350 steel one.
I'll keep the mechanical valvetrain and replace up the rods, lifters, rockers, etc. as part of the cam fix.
There is currently an 11" flywheel and clutch in the car. It has an 8" balancer up front. O rods are present.
What else will need to be considered before I decide to go back to the 1178?
I would think I need to go back to the 10.5" clutch setup, verify correct balancer. Anything else?
I have a great engine guy and machinst to do it all who I'm sure has these answers, but would like to hear from the experts here too.