Priest of the Car Gods
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Rohnert Park, CA
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Have you ever replaced the clutch cable itself? They stretch over time and eventually stretch to the point where no amount of adjustment by the quadrant will fully disengage the clutch.
Now, I can't help you on the stock quadrant, I scrapped mine as soon as possible in favor of an aluminum one and a firewall adjuster. Reason for this is that you're dealing with 20 year old plastic; it gets brittle and eventually WILL snap on you.
I like MM's kit, it uses the stock Ford cable and can be bought with or without a new clutch cable. Steeda sells a very similar setup, and I actually prefer the Steeda firewall adjuster (I run the FRPP-branded version in my 'vert) as it has a spring-loaded detent that makes it easier for me to keep track of how much adjustment I make and to keep it in adjustment once it's there. It also has two mounting ears to the MM's one. I do prefer the MM clutch quadrant, however.
Once you have one of those in, adjustment is much more straightforward; adjust the firewall adjuster so that there's just shy of 1/4" of play at the top of the pedal (this keeps it responsive, but not riding on the TOB).