I know I'm beating a dead horse but, I would like some feedback. From the info form someone on here said the pivot arm needed to be installed just about straight up and down. I have 3/32" of play and no slop. Is this good? Here is a pic.
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You have the stop bolt backed out all the way (it should also have a lock nut on it), how much free play do you have before the arms starts to engage the clutch? Have someone depress the clutch and put a feeler gauge between the friction disc and flywheel to check you have adequate disengagement, 0.040" is ideal.
Your ZF should not have an open hole like that, there should be an insert that connects to a vent tube. The vendors sell a nice stainless tube vent, that will suit your clean engine bay.
I have 3/32" of free play,is that enough? I have the vent line, just haven't put it on yet.
Use the stop bolt adjustment and associated lock nut to achieve a minimal clearance (0.040") between the clutch pressure plate fingers and the throwout bearing in the fully released position. Then install the release spring. Best to disconnect slave cylinder rod from arm while doing this. Then adjust slave cylinder rod length so the slave cylinder is not quite bottomed out (maybe about 0.040"), then hook rod up to transaxle rod. This should give you maximum clutch release travel.
As the clutch wears, the throwout bearing to clutch pressure fingers clearance will decrease. You must always maintain this clearance, because if it goes to zero, you will preload the throwout bearing which will lead to premature throwout bearing failure and/or clutch slippage. If this adjustment is needed with the stop bolt, you may also have to re-adjust the slave cylinder rod length so the slave cylinder rod does not bottom out.