Spent the past three late afternoons getting to the bottom of the bent fork problem.
The fulcrum on it is made of a separate metal element, which has just had enough. I removed the bolts on the gearbox on Sunday night; removed the propshaft (tightest bolts ever - and turning them meant applying torque to the rear wheels ... :( ), exhaust downpipe and separated the box and retrieved the fork. At last it's out!!!
The little bugger did indeed have a totally perished fulcrum, it was totally bent inside the cavity. I carefully pulled it out, and set it up right so it wouldn't be doing this again in a hurry. I'm glad I did this, bodge jobs would've failed with the metal I was using. The fulcrum is very strong metal! It's another case of 'throttle body gasket' again. I was using tin (from a tin can) which knackered the first pedal application. The pics aren't the correct adjustment, I did that after:
- Pulled out,
- As it should be,
- Attached to the release bearing.
As with every job on the car, everything that is fixed, something else breaks. The old clutch slave cylinder bound on the housing - how it did this? Funk knows!