My first thought was something was missing because the Clymer manual says “Don’t lose the clutch push piece in the backside of the pressure plate.” Mine is in there rather tightly and does not just fall out I do not see any adjustment or setting for the release shaft or a place for a ball bearing, it just runs off of the rack drive and the slots have been aligned up correctly (several times as I tried different cable adjustments. The shaft is sticking out of the hub and moves freely so I do not believe it is bent. If there is a piece that fits over it I do not have it (or see it in any diagram). Also in Roach’s video the shaft seems to be the only piece that operates the pressure plate. The bearing and “push piece” as per Clymer) in the pressure plate are in place as well.
Did anyone ever discover the purpose of placing the last friction plate differently than the rest of the set. Strangely I found an extra pressure plate, push piece/beading, springs and bolts in with the extra parts given to me by the PO. This is good as when I was removing the pressure plate for the 3rd time trying to see anything odd one bolt broke off right at the washer. I really did not want to keep the Ace Hardware cheap zinc bolt and washer I used to get me by after drilling out the broken bolt.
Last edited by Green1; 10-13-2012 at 02:58 PM.