The clutch in my Blue Fox is heavy.
Even though the pressure plate is stock it has always taken a large effort to release the clutch.
Way more effort than on the Red car.
Even with a fresh cable and throw out bearing guide sleeve.
Doesn't seem to matter.
The car has a heavy clutch.
In alaincopter's excellent Transmission and Clutch Swap DIY he mentions he is using a 1200 pound pressure plate and with that a longer clutch release arm.
He says "20.5cm is the most you can go without any problems clearing the subframe and maintaining good release travel. This is the same length as used for the same arm on brazilian Quantums, and on 91-93 Fox 4-speed transmissions."
Taking his cue, I had one made to 20.5cm.
Not too surprisingly the effort to push in the clutch is a lot less.
Still not as light as the Red car, but a lot less than it was.
Almost looking forward to the next time I'm stuck in 45 minutes of stop and go traffic.
(no. not really.)
Thanks to alaincopter for the inspiration.