Everyone worries about a clutch, but how many people here admit to not having the flywheel ground when you replace it because it "looks good"?
You can have the flywheel step ground to increase clamping pressure as well - any decent machine shop can do this. Personally, I made up a rig with a bathroom scale and my shop press to test clutch release pressures and shoot for 310-315 lbs of force (measured on the scale) to release the disc. You can play with hydraulics to reduce pedal pressure, but this system has always proven effective - even on custom setups like a Mustang clutch on a flathead Ford attached to a T5 with all mechanical linkage. We use a .015" step ground flywheel with a stock '80 truck clutch in our race truck, although clamping pressure are a moot point when you never get traction.