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I saw a message a few week ago on a similar problem but could not find the post. Looks like I have a similar problem.
New Rebuilt Wide Ratio Toploader
Centerforce Dual Friction Clutch/PP/Throwout bearing/Roller pilot bearing
Modified Z bar linkage to clear my headers
11" refinished flywheel
New motor mounts
Vehicle has less then 50 miles on it. I was driving the vehicle in stop and go traffic. I had adjusted the clutchrod the night before and it was shifting great the next morning. After about an half hour my clutch pedal began to squeak another 1/2 hour and the vehicle would shake violently when you would engage the clutch in 1st gear. I could start up in 2nd gear with no shudder but first gear was Very Bad. Vehicle was hot but it did not geta any better after I drove it around and cooled it off.
I thought it had just came out of adjustment but everything was nice and tight.
I did notice what the squeaking sound was. My upper clutch rod (Pedal to top of Z-Bar) was rubbing the edge of the firewall hole. Something had shifted inboard but besides rubbing it did not seem to effect the clutch actuation.
Tonight I will check for a broken Motor or trans mount (doubt it). Anyone have any suggestions on what is the cause of this issue. I will repost tonight after I take it for a spin and see what it does witha cold engine.
 

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Maybe some thing came loose inside like the flywheel or pressure plate. Broken pressure plate. good luck
 

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Brand new Centerforce Dual friction Clutch and matching presureplate. Hope that is not the issue. I am really hoping its a linkage adjustment issue. It was working grat for a little while. I dout I cold have damages/hotspotted anything in an hours drive time. I have been pretty much babying for the 50 miles of break in it has gotten.
 

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Did you have enough play in the pedal so that the clutch would be fully disengaged? I am just grabbing at some ideas.
 

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I am at the opposite end of that.. Because of the mods I made to clear the headers I lost a bit of pedal ratio. I am within 2" of the floor when the clutch disengages. But it does fully disengage.
 

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Keep me posted on what you find out. I am out of ideas and I am sure you are going through the norm checks like u-joints and mounts and so on. I can't remember what the other persons fix was to the same problem. I think it was some thing simple.
 
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