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CLUTCH PEDAL STOPLindsey Racing Clutch Pedal Stop. This keeps you from depressing the clutch pedal beyond what is necessary to fully disengage the clutch assembly.
Mike Lindsey and I (Dave Lindsey) were attending a Porsche Club Race / Drivers Education event at Texas Motor Speedway. I was participating in the Club Race, and Mike was doing the DE. I had went out first thing Friday morning for my first Club Race practice session. Once the DE groups started their turn, Mike took to the track. Apparently we have different ways of activating the clutch. During Mikes DE session, he managed to break the clutch fork. It seems he depressed the pedal further than I do.
We didn't have a replacement, but we did have other fellow racers and friends still coming down from Oklahom City. We asked them to stop by Oklahoma Foriegn and pick one up on their way down to the track. Mike and I tore into the car and and spent the next few hours going after the broken clutch fork laying on our backs under the car.
Later that afternoon, the replacement fork showd up and we put things back together to get ready for day 2.
Saturday morning, I again went out for the first Club Race practice and all seemed well with the repair. Once they got to the DE's again, Mike managed to brake the clutch fork once again. Since we didn't have another fork, and no way to get one the same day, that ended our race weekend.
We built a crude but effective pedal stop to keep from having that happen again.
So it is possible to over press the cluth pedal and once you reach the end of the travel of the pressure place, something is going to give if you keep depressing it. In this case, the weak lind is the clutch fork fingers that ride the clutch release bearing.
Our story isn't unique as we have had customers over the years brake the fork as well.
This Lindsey Racing clutch pedal stop allows you to eliminate any un-nessary travel of the clutch pedal after the clutch has been fully disengaged.
Simply slip if over your clutch pedal arm, position as shown here, and tighten down the pinch bolt. Then adjust the threaded stop to reduce un-neceasaary pedal travel.