Here's an update:
We just installed the BBK cable kit.
The kit came with cable, quadrant, and firewall mounted adjuster.
Installation was pretty easy except for the quadrant, that was difficult to do for a big dude.
now the problem...
After completing installation instructions, when I pushed the clutch, the pedal was very hard to push in but it had full travel to the floor.
the firewall mounted adjuster was closed all the way.
the cable end was adjusted to about 1/2 of the threads when it made solid contact with the clutch fork
the pressure plate did not disengage all the way
I adjusted the cable end a little at a time untill it only had 1/2 in of threads left showing.
After all of that adjustment with no effect, I started adjusting out the firewall adjuster. 1 full turn at a time.
after several tries with no effect felt in the pedal, i noticed the cable was boogered up, right at the adjuster. There is a big kink in the sleeve.
What happened to the cable sleeve?
Could I have gotten a defective sleeve from BBK?
If I look in the side of the bell housing when the pedal is pushed in, I can see the diaphram springs being pushed in by the release bearing. this means the cable is traveling through the sleeve.
The clutch will not engage enough to go in to any gear no matter how much I adjust it out on either end or both ends at once.
The clutch, pressure plate, release bearing, and flywheel were changed by a nearby "professional" shop with [email protected]
#holes for employees and a questionable reputation, 3 years ago. I am helping my son's friend that lives on my block.
The clutch was always very hard and never seemed to engage all the way. It was always hard to get into 1st gear after their work. Is it possible they threw a new clutch disc in it and closed it up with the old pressure plate that is now too weak to engage all the way?
Am I'm gonna have to pull this tranny and look?