|The damaged release bearing...definitely salvageable. Haven't looked at the tan stuff yet; contributor?|
|The clutch with the rounded off bolt heads.|
Beyond my doubts, my gut tells me that I have my smoking gun here...now I have to solve it. I'm concerned about the interference fit where there shouldn't be one, of course, though I'm at a loss right now on what would have caused it. Like I said, I didn't think there was a whole lot of fore-to-aft play in clutch attachment and transmission/engine mate-up. Guess we'll see!