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Sorry about your continuing woes. From memory, the raised centre section of the clutch plate faces towards the gearbox. In around the other way, it would be ni on impossible to engage it.

Also, is yours an hydraulic pedal movement, or mechanical linkage. With the A70/90, which has a carbon thrust bearing, the gap should not exceed 1/16 inch. Can you say what freeplay gap youset the adjustment at. Not ever having owned any Austins with hydraulic operation for the clutch, I am not sure how they set the freeplay gap. Are you able to send me the manual notes on this. My e-mail is

In your note, you mentioned changing the plate, housing and bearing. I presume the housing means the pressure plate.

Cheers—hear from you soon.