Join Date: Apr 2017
Location: Western Pennsylvania
OK, reading through this. New master and slave. Worked properly after replacement. No leaks. Reservior is full. System properly bled when items replaced so no air in line. No mechanical play.
My standing pedal spider has an adjustable fork from the pedal to the master. My hanging pedal spider does not. So there aren't really any mechanical adjustments to make.
Also, if you have a rectangular reservoir with two chambers and one fill cap, the rear chamber is clutch. When you remove the cap and look from the top, the brake chamber may be full when the clutch chamber is empty. You have to look at the rear chamber from outside to see how much fluid is in it. The clutch chamber will not fill at all until the brake chamber is full.
I can only think of three things:
Make sure the clutch chamber has fluid in it.
If it does not, perform a full bleed bleed from the slave. (You might want to do this anyway)
Get under the car and check the clutch throw arm for play between the slave and the arm. There should be none.
Alfa-current: '66 Duetto, '69 Spider
Past: '74 Spider, '76 spider, '80 GTV 6
Other-Current: 11 BMWs, Ram 1500
Other-past: 16 BMWs, MGs, Triumphs, other stuff that doesn't count.