So after a conversation with Les Collins in which I expressed my displeasure of parts not up to the task and wanting a proper fix once & for all,
a new clutch assembly was ordered from Jim Berry of "Race Clutch" in QLD.
Jim can be a right PITA to deal with, but he's forgotten more about clutch's than anyone will ever know.
However there was a problem: the new clutch won't fit the lightweight flywheel I had.
The new clutch is MUCH smaller, MUCH narrower and requires an offset AND a receiver step in the flywheel to bolt to.
My old flywheel couldn't be machined (not thick enough), so this meant that a new one had to be made...
Two months(!) and many hundreds of dollars later, Les had this work of art ready for me.
It's a once piece steel flywheel (4140) weighting in at 5.66kg - it can be lifted with one finger!
The clutch assembly is equally ridiculous - it come in at just 3.85kg
It's a 200mm assembly, billet aluminium pressure pressure plate rated to 2500lbs clamping force, along with a 4 paddle unsprung ceramic driven plate.
Les assures me it won't be 'too' vicious...
Cost - I'm now living on 2-minute noodles