Even though I reworked the clutch pedal in another post, I still wasn’t happy with it. Even with nice Delrin bushings and carefully-lubed points, it still squeaked. And felt “funny”. I had forgotten that on my S54, when I did it’s pedal ~14 years ago, I deleted the overly-complex M over-center spring and replaced it with a non-M simple extension spring. I should have done this right the first time. Anyway, I took the pedal back out, added 2 grommets and the extension spring, and buttoned everything back up. Now the 2 cars have the same clutch pedal feel. Now there is no squeaking. Now the clutch pedal doesn’t rest in a somewhat canted position. Much better. I also screwed the UUC big boy clutch stop that came with the car all the way in. Now the car goes into first gear much smoother, although I have to push the pedal down another 1/8 inch.
Clutch spring, 35 21 1 158 489, need 1, $3.76r
Clutch spring grommets, 35 31 1 113 725, need 2, $3.41r each
Total cost of this mod = $10.58r
Total investment in vehicle to date = $11,190.50r
|Parts with part numbers|
|Lower part of the spring visible here|